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Our tour came up to this highest point on Santorini - & we walked up towards the monastery to get fabulous views of the island. It was very tricky for the bus driver to navigate the narrow steep road up. We were fortunate to be...More
We did not go into the monastery as they do not interest us. So having upset all my religious readers (not intentionally!) I just want to say a few words about the view from the top and getting there.
It's a very long trek if...More
I was glad we visited this monastery. The chapel is small but lovely! We sampled the wine and snacks made by the monks and went to the gift shop with items made by them. It was a nice quick stop on our private tour (did...More
The monastery is a beautiful and serene place with magnificent view from the courtyard. Unfortunately the monastery itself is rarely open for visitors - the gates are only open at some occasions during Mass, and even then it seems to be a secret, unknown to...More
There's nothing much left to do, we've visited most of the places and so decided to drive up to see the entire view of the island. To be honest, only the west part of the island is well developed and the rest was quite saddening...More
We walked from Pyrgos Village up the steep 3k to the monastery and the views are breathtaking. The track is mostly paved, easier terrain than some parts of the Fira to Oia hike (although this one is steeper). The views at the top are clear...More
To be honest, the structure itself isn’t all that unless you truly appreciate the local history. But the early drive up the mountain was so worth it as you different parts of the island bask in the early morning light.
We examined Pyrgos first, and then we headed the marked path up. At the beginning of the ascent you pass near one of the hundreds of churches on this island. Walking is a slow ascent on a pebbly road. It is not recommended during the...More
Congratulations on your upcoming trip! It is a beautiful island. I can only speak to the question about whether there would be cabs available- the answer is no, not unless you schedule one to meet you there. This is really... More
Congratulations on your upcoming trip! It is a beautiful island. I can only speak to the question about whether there would be cabs available- the answer is no, not unless you schedule one to meet you there. This is really as remote a site as there is on the island. I know there are walking trails connecting the monastery to other areas and while I haven't walked them I can assure you they are steep! We got there on mopeds and it was a fun trip. We also went to the lighthouse on our mopeds. They are a great way to get around. If it is hiking you are after I am sure you are planning the Fira to Oia (and back if you want) trail. Sorry I can't answer your whole question! Enjoy.