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Aya Yorgi Church

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Address: Buyukada-Nizam Mahallesi, Turkey
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If you are visiting Buyukada you should definitely visit. It is almost an hour by walking from the centrum. If you prefer to go by phaeton it only takes 15 minutes. You have to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Yusuf D
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are visiting Buyukada you should definitely visit. It is almost an hour by walking from the centrum. If you prefer to go by phaeton it only takes 15 minutes. You have to climb almost 900 meters (that was the hardest part) on foot.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's interesting to see an orthodox church still going in Turkey and the interior is small but ornate, so go in if you can. Even if it's not open, go for the great views from the mountain, even if there are heaps of screaming Turkish tourists (even inside the church).

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Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love hiking so going in this trip is a must if you visit Adalar .. we enjoyed walking for almost 3 hours with the breathtaking view every few steps I look at my back and its just wow

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Visiting Agios Georgios (Saint George ) Monastery at the top of the hill in Buyukada Island is a must. The spectacular view towards Istanbul and Marmara sea redeems the effort. It’s about 3 km from the port. All these who love walking will enjoy ascending all the distance on foot. Elsewhere, since cars are not allowed in this picturesque island,... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Was there during low season in the beginning of the spring. So unfortunately I couldn't take a guided tour, but I really want to know more about this church and its history. Would like to come back there

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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Church is located on the top of the hill. Views of sea and surrounding are fantastic and it transmit peace, spirituality and silence. It is very nice place for contemplation and reflection. When descending we took a horse pulled chart. It was also nice experience and not very expensive.

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Thank Os Pes M
Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a legendary church where it is believed that miracles still happen - women who cannot get pregnant have to walk up the steep hill as a pilgrimage, with one condition. Must not utter one word for as long as they go up!

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Tehran Province, Iran
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

There was a long road uphill, and I suggest you to park your bike (if you're riding one)n near the restaurant at the beginning of this road and then go up. The view is REALLY AWESOME and really worth to go up this road. DO NOT MISS IT.

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Thank farzaneh m
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Church is a well preserved, working Greek church. To get there, it is a 25-30 minute walk up a very steep cobblestoned street. My wife almost killed me for dragging her up there but it was worth it. Best to take a Horse and Buggy to the "Lunapark" and hoof it from there. Bring water if it is a... More 

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

A church on top of Büyükada,very beatifull wiew from the church hill,very beautiful houses along the way to the church by faytons driven by horses.

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