Daphni Monastery

Currently Closed
  • Address: Athinon Avenue, Athens, Greece
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 02:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 30-2105811558
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Monastery

Daphni Monastery - Review

This Monastery is from the Byzantine era of Greece. The lovely tall grey building is certainly worth a visit. The Monastery has beautiful tall windows that were typical of the era. The altar and all the tiny architectural details have interesting stories attached to them so do visit this one with a guide so as to understand these aspects.

The Daphni Monastery was built on the grounds of Apollo’s sanctuary which had been previously destroyed. There is interesting art-work inside and the byzantine exteriors are also rather impressive. The windows especially are very beautifully constructed. Inside the monastery, you shall come across stupendous mosaics that date back to the end of the 11th century. They offer as an example of the Classical idealism of Middle Byzantine art. This is an ideal destination for those who wish to enter into some kind of a spiritual retreat.

Daphni Monastery Information

  • The Monastery is undergoing restoration but currently is open only for a free guided tour only on Tuesday and Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

How To reach Daphni Monastery by Public Transport

  • Metro to Daphni Station

Restaurants Near Daphni Monastery

  • Caldo O Freddo
  • Entree Food
  • Epopsis

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  • Daphni Monastery Address: Athinon Avenue, Athens, Greece
  • Daphni Monastery Contact Number: 30-2105811558
  • Daphni Monastery Timing: 08:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Daphni Monastery Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Daphni Monastery(preferred time): 08:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Daphni Monastery: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 13.88% of people who visit Athens include Daphni Monastery in their plan

  • 72.49% of people start their Daphni Monastery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Daphni Monastery

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94.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Daphni Monastery

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Daphni Monastery, Athens Reviews

  • Very interesting place. Entrance is free. Marvelous mosaics inside. Tiny museum. The vast parking, caffe , park and playground in the neighborhoud

  • Beautiful monastery, although it was closed when I visit it. Note that it is open only every Tuesday and Friday from 8 am till 3 pm.

  • Not much to see, except the fantastic mosaics. Free entrance.

  • Wonderful place, a must see if you are interested in byzantine art/architecture. You can get there by bus from Athens (about 30 minutes, normal ticket costs 1.40 €), google has the bus connections. For example from Omonia square. Get off at the stop “Psychiatreio“. From there it's a two minute walk (along the highway in the direction of the bus, but on the other side of the street). The place is a little hidden but very close to the highway. Mind that the opening hours are tuesday and friday only, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enter the site you have to ring the door bell.

  • Byzantine monastery of 11th century with impresive mosaic. The constraction ladders are off. An UNESCO world heritage monument. Easy to visit from Athens.

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