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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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  • After almost 2 hours of indulging ourselves in tune with the universe while cruising on a boat, we made a stop over at the Panormitis Monastery. The views as we docked were stunning! The monastery was...  more »
  • Go early to avoid the crowds of tourists who arrive by boat... The Panormitis monastery is dedicated to the Archangel Michael. There is an atmosphere of devotion and specific recollection. The part that one is allowed to visit is small but worth it due to the charm of the inner courtyard, the architecture, the wealth of icons, objects of worship, carved wood. Don't forget to visit the small museum inside the monastery that offers multiple representations of the Archangel St Michel, subject of devotion of the monastery.
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  • The Monastery of the Archangel can stay in the heart of orthodoxy on this side of the Mediterranean. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who come from all parts of the world burdened with the sacred offerings the religious tradition of lei asks from the Archangel Stay in Panormiti and this will fulfill your desire but be careful if you order's great gift to Alison .... Respectable serious religious building in perigiali you talking and perimeni with open embrace of pilgrims ... The carefully landscaped the place of the monastery include night post food when chreiaze Recommend a daily visit.
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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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