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Amazing little place. ..

Tucked away, a wonderful stop on any tour. The resident nun - the only one - will show you around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wonderful monastery

This is a small wonderful monastery situated on the spot of water oracle in Ancient Greece, one of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away, a wonderful stop on any tour. The resident nun - the only one - will show you around this very small monastery, and offer you refreshments. Be sure to crawl to the spring well, to douse your forehead in water and make a...More

Thank Andy-S60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small wonderful monastery situated on the spot of water oracle in Ancient Greece, one of the three main oracles at that time. The church is dated from the 8th century and there were nuns continuously living there until the 15th century. Sister...More

Thank EvelynesWorld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of women had a per-arranged lunch here with Sister Irene, resident of the monastery. It was incredible. She is a wise woman with a heart for hospitality. The church is beautiful and you can learn the story of the water oracle. To me,...More

Thank GlobalStaci
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Sister İrini. a painter, animal lover and an artist, restored this church and restored my soul as well... such a great person, a noble lady..

1  Thank AyhanSicimoglu
Reviewed 27 June 2017

On a good walking route from Chora to Katapola. The resident nun is a lovely woman and loves to show you the church and discuss its history. Need to be there by 1300.

Thank 70John70
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Such a good and peaceful atmosphere around Irini, the only nun living here. She was so inspiring. Beautul garden with fruittrees and vegatables. And you don't have to climb thousands steps to go there. Parking place is near the modest monestry of st. Valsamitis. You...More

Thank riemerww
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Not only has the place a good story as monastiri, but the nun has a very special and personal story too. Strange to think of that I was in her store - a book shop - in Nea Smyrni in Athens in 1995. 15 years...More

Thank tgraeger
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Hired a car from Katapola and this was our first stop on the way south. So very pleased the car hire people recommended it. A long paved track off the main road with room to park at the church. As others have said there are...More

1  Thank MemberBedfordshire
Reviewed 9 November 2015

What a fantastic and most beautiful Monastery in a very scenic and tranquil area. I arrived mid-morning and I was the only one there! I was greeted by a nun who spoke perfect English and gave me the history of the Monastery, provided me with...More

2  Thank crazyh
Reviewed 3 September 2015

St. George Valsamitis is built on the location of the ancient water oracle, dedicated to Apollo. There is a cave with the blessed water in the church. Sister Irini, is the only non living there, and welcomes visitors at the church. She paints icons. This...More

3  Thank irene0708
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