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Panormitis Monastery, Symi
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Situated in the tiny seafront village of Panormitis sits Panormitis Monastery, with a Greek Orthodox Church dedicated to the island's patron saint, Archangel Michael. Monks still inhabit the monastery, and pilgrims from across Greece travel to attend the religious festival held here. Step inside the Venetian-style church to view the ornate gold fixtures and scenes from the Bible adorning the walls in paintings and frescoes. Visit the two on-site museums, one displaying various religious items and the other showcasing folk culture. This area is best reached by boat. Add Panormitis Monastery to your Symi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Symi travel itinerary maker.
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  • Impressive complex with guest houses on the sea, a rare architectural belfry and serene. Visit the Archangel sensational. Reverence and awe. In Archontariki hospitality unparalleled. Leaving you feel the inner need to xanaepiskeftheis.
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  • Suggest to visit it quite early in the morning just to avoid the large groups coming before noon time. You'll enjoy a silent and ascetic atmosphere inside this monastery, in addition to the extraordin...  more »
  • Nice and quiet monastery that you visit on your own. 2pcs ferries where all passengers hurrying in to be first. A walk around the monastery with a restroom run (take a right after the Pier) was a good choice.
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  • Amazing experience...real greek monastery so peaceful and cultured.....
  • Beautiful monestery with beautiful scene of Symi.
  • Connect with Greece in this beautiful monastery.
  • In and of itself a beautiful monastery, but when it arrives by boat from Rhodes then just too many people are in too short a time. Small Tip: Buy vanilla-cream pie in the monastery bakery - these are the very best!
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  • Great place in a beautiful Bay.
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