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. Arrange your visit to Panormitis Monastery and discover more family-friendly attractions in Symi using our Symi trip maker tool .
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  • In the village church and Museum also see nothing more, but the Church is well worth a visit, especially for religious people.
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  • Panormitis monastery is located at the south part of the island. You can go by boat or bus for 6 euros. It is worth visiting it when in Symi. Nice place, full of devoutness.  more »
  • The bay and monastery with all it's history is impressive. We visited it with captain Yannis from Poseidon and he gave us quite some information before dropping us off there. Women do need to wear clo...  more »
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  • Interesting place! Cozy bay and beautiful architecture of buildings. On the territory of the monastery are several museums with various exhibits.
  • Panormitis is for sure the most beautiful church in the Dodecanese. The atmosphere is soaked with mysticism to the point that even non believers get deeply fascinated.
  • Beautiful bay with a fascinating and intact monestary. Must see.
  • A place not to be missed! Beautiful views driving there & mystical & magical sensations once inside the monastery
  • If you find yourself on Symi please come and see this. The drive across the island alone will produce some incredible views. The Monastery itself is beautiful and a nice peaceful retreat in the off months.

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