Palaiokastritsa MonasteryCurrently Closed
- Address: Palaiokastritsa, Greece
- Timings: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2662041210
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Monastery
Palaiokastritsa Monastery - Review
Built in 1228, the Theotokos Monastery was actually built in the year 1228. It is dedicated to Panagia (the Virgin Mary in local language). Even though it was built in the 13th century, but the buildings built today are from the 18th century. This monastery is the perfect example of classic Greek monastic architecture. It is now home to several monks whom you can easily see and even talk to once you go inside. You will come across a small museum which displays various Byzantine & post-Byzantine icons, sacred books, other religious relics and most importantly a very well preserved mammoth skeleton.
You should also definitely check out the working traditional olive oil press which the monks use quite frequently.
Palaiokastritsa Monastery Information
- One important point to remember is that this is a working monastery, so there is a strict dress code.
- Ladies should have their shoulders covered & short shorts are frowned upon inside the buildings. If you visit the Monastery late on in the day.
- Don't forget your camera as the sunset views over the ocean are amazing!
Palaiokastritsa Monastery Ticket Prices
- Free entry. Donations are welcome.
How To reach Palaiokastritsa Monastery by Public Transport
- Drive upto the monastery. Follow the road as far as you can into Palaiokastritsa and you will reach a hill.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Palaiokastritsa Monastery
95% of people who visit Palaiokastritsa include Palaiokastritsa Monastery in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
49.08% of people start their Palaiokastritsa Monastery visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Palaiokastritsa Monastery
94.32% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Palaiokastritsa Monastery
Palaiokastritsa Monastery Trips
Palaiokastritsa Monastery, Palaiokastritsa Reviews
A great place to visit to get a magnificent view of Palaiokastritsa. The monastery itself is nice for a quick walk.
You can drive up to the top and park. Take the hike to the flag for a nice view of the cliffs and the Monastery. Go inside the monastery for a nice garden. Women need to cover, but they provide skirts so all you need is a scarf to cover your shoulders.
Exceptionally attractive monastery atop a mountainside with some impressive views on the walk up. Be aware that shoulders and legs must be covered, but shawls and over-skirts are provided.
A beautiful monastery and great views to match. To reach the monastery, we walked about 15 minutes up a somewhat steep hill, or you can find a taxi that will take you there. The monastery houses less than twenty monks and is beautiful in its simplicity and grace. The views from the top are picture postcard perfect. There is a small store which sells a few items, including olive oil from their own olive trees.
Nice trip! Given that there aren't many other tourist attractions, it was nice to walk and see something different.