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The Monastery of Daphni

Athinon avenue, Athens, Greece
+30 21 0581 1558
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Ancient Corinth and Daphni Monastery Half-Day Tour from Athens
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
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7 Aug 2016
“At long last open, and worth seeing”
5 Jan 2017
“Exellent byzantine piece of arhitecture”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Athinon avenue, Athens, Greece
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+30 21 0581 1558
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Been there today, still is closed. You can enjoy exterior trough the fence. Marvelous. It takes 30 min from Monasteriki, go to the metro Hagia Marina, and then take the bus 866 to Psihiatreion bus stop (or ask the driver to tel you when to...More

2  Thank Lolika25
Reviewed 8 August 2016

It's a small church, with maybe 20 partially restored beautiful mosaic scenes, and a wonderful head of Jesus (remarkably similar to the one in Cefalu, Sicily) in the dome. They won't let you take photos, which is a pity, but it's very much worth seeing....More

3  Thank annmacy
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Off the beaten path of typical Athens, this monastery is inspiring. Definitely worth the drive and the visit.

2  Thank Stefanie S
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Oracle of Delphi is high in the mountains about 3 hours from the city of Athens. While it is a long drive from Athens, it is worth it for the breathe taking views and the great displays in the museum. The guided tour of...More

Thank RWSTRAINS
Reviewed 11 December 2015

They will tell you it is open on Tues/Fri (8-3), which it is. But the frescoes cannot be seen, you will be instructed to walk around outside, and then sent on your merry way. Wait until the restoration is complete. This was a complete waste...More

4  Thank TheUnnamable
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I think it's way underrated. Should be one of the most valuable attraction over there. Very difficult to find as even local maps don't have the correct marks. Once you are there you'd be amazed. I1d definitely like to go back and see everything once...More

3  Thank ipm001
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The Monastery of Daphni is a hidden treasure. It is definitely "off the beaten track" and somewhat difficult to find, even for the experienced Athenian cabbie. Staying in the Plaka allows for quick access to many of Athens tourist sites, the Monastery is a mini...More

1  Thank melissasanfran
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Really wanted to see this World Heritage Site, and encouraged by others' reports that you can see even better and closer with the scaffolding, but that wasn't true for me. While the grounds are open 9-2 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, the church is closed....More

3  Thank Selina L
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I was really looking forward to seeing mosaics at Dapfni, and according to the guide book, I would find it open, BUT please note it is only open on Tuesday and Fridays. We went on Saturday!!! Scaffolding, shut gates, covered in plastic sheeting - what...More

5  Thank hemarwai
Reviewed 8 July 2014

If you are an architecture fan, you might want to wait until the scaffolding, which is both inside and outside, comes down. But if you are interested in the mosaics, you might be better off now, when you can ascend the scaffolding and see many...More

5  Thank lesliekaplan
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Michael C
I will be in Athens in October 2016. Will the restoration be complete? What are the days and hours it will be open?
9 July 2016|
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B H
How does one get to the Monastery of Daphni by public transportation? Thank you. wjh/nyc
5 September 2015|
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Response from MissLemondrop |
Well, I have not done it yet so I cannot speak from personal experience....but my own research on Google maps shows you would take the Metro Line 3 to the end of the line at Egaleo (just a few stops from Syntagma Square... More
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Fabio F
vorrei sapere se il monastero di dafni è stato riaperto, se si con quale orario e se possibile i mezzi pubblici per raggiungerlo
2 January 2017|
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