Daphni MonasteryCurrently 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
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.
- 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.
- Metro to Daphni Station
- Caldo O Freddo
- Entree Food
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4.44% of people who visit Athens include Daphni Monastery in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
86.67% of people start their Daphni Monastery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Daphni Monastery
93.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Daphni Monastery
All my family like it, the first did not like us to take photos in the church, fine. The location is peaceful and quiet, we did recommend the visit and to explore the surroundings.
Very interesting place. Entrance is free. Marvelous mosaics inside. Tiny museum. The vast parking, caffe , park and playground in the neighborhoud
Unesco world heritage site with free entrance
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.