Palaiokastritsa Monastery

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  • Address: Palaiokastritsa, Greece
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  • Timings: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +30-2662041210
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Museums, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Monastery

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.

  • 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!

  • Free entry. Donations are welcome.

  • Drive upto the monastery. Follow the road as far as you can into Palaiokastritsa and you will reach a hill.

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  • Palaiokastritsa Monastery Address: Palaiokastritsa, Greece
  • Palaiokastritsa Monastery Contact Number: +30-2662041210
  • Palaiokastritsa Monastery Timing: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Palaiokastritsa Monastery Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Palaiokastritsa Monastery(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Palaiokastritsa Monastery: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Palaiokastritsa include Palaiokastritsa Monastery in their plan

  • 49.08% of people start their Palaiokastritsa Monastery visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Palaiokastritsa Monastery

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

94.32% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Palaiokastritsa Monastery

People normally club together Kontogialos Beach and Malibu Summer Club while planning their visit to Palaiokastritsa Monastery.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Beautifully located on a small hill overlooking the bays of Paleokastrita. Be aware that the road up is small, with traffic lights. Once up, there is plenty of parking place. The monastery is still active so please show the necessary respect. The monastery itself is nice, with a pretty orthodox church. A small museum and shop are also available. All of this plus the location make it a must-see.

  • Very quiet place, away from the hubbub of the beach. Not so big but enough and leaves tube to just chill and contemplate. Adjacent is a taverns which is good enough and does not seem to expensive.

  • We visited the Monastery many years ago and it hasn't really changed. Maybe a tad more commercialised. Like many of these old buildings once you have seen several they are not overly interesting. However, if you haven't been before it is well worth a visit.

  • Very beautiful and well worth the visit. Also glad we went after 5 as if there had been a lot of tourists you may have missed the charm of the place.

  • 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.

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