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Beautiful Setting

We took the trek from the Holy Prodromo Monastery. A steep climb, but worth it.we were offered some... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
gaby2121
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israel
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Well worth a detour

You can visit the monastery by car, or, as we did, as part of the trek up (or down) the Lousios... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
StuartVine
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We took the trek from the Holy Prodromo Monastery. A steep climb, but worth it.we were offered some water and sweets.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

You can visit the monastery by car, or, as we did, as part of the trek up (or down) the Lousios Gorge. There are two parts to the monastery, the old one, a ruin hidden in the cliffs and the new one, with a very...More

1  Thank StuartVine
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We just came back from Peloponnese. The day trekking we did to the monastery was wonderful!! Start the trek in Ancient Gorthys (you can leave there the car) pass the bridge and start walking to the right/ in 100 meters you will see a map,...More

2  Thank Ana K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I won't be able to explain this site in words, other than expressions such as 'wow'. Worth the trip in every single sense, and the energy that you get from being there is simply unexplainable.

1  Thank GabsMafra
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Others have detailed the hike here as well as the history of the monastery, but do not miss the trek here if passing through Acadia. The monastery is hammered to a high cliff, much like a swallows nest. You don't realize you've reached it until...More

3  Thank IcicleCreek
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The greeting monk is so nice offering you water and some sweets. The frescos in the church are beautiful. This monastery is in the hills and one can visit the new one which is over 300 years old and/or take the trail to the old...More

2  Thank SydneyS786
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This hike has been reviewed before so I am adding to the accolades. The monk in the New Monastery is very welcoming and in his limited patter he stressed that we get to Moni Prodromou before it closes at 1pm. The walk to the old...More

2  Thank NadiaHVal_des_Monts
Reviewed 26 September 2016

It's a bit of a hike but worth the effort, the old monastery is amazing and the setting is just stunning

2  Thank Marylinmunroe
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It's a bit of a trek but it's well worth it! Great monastery tucked in the mountains. You can even visit the "hidden school" - which was used to illegally teach kids how to read and write during the Ottoman period. Well worth the visit...More

1  Thank Arthur A
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We walked up, down and up again from a site called Ancient Gortys to this nice Monastery. Traveling by car was difficult, said some German tourists. The walk - along part of the Menalon Trail - is one of the best we did. The views...More

1  Thank Jan_Lelie
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Ana K
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Hi Ana, Yes you need a car but do not need a guide nor an advanced booking. We drove to the New Philosofou Monastery from the north end of Dimitsana via Zatouna and Markoy (turn left after the bridge). This way has slightly... More
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