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Agia Sofia Church

Top of mountain, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece
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One ancent church

Said to be a copy of the one in Istanbul it looks almost exactly the same, though smaller. Too bad... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cherry L
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Austin, Texas
beautiful sunset

After climbing for a long walk (!) on top of the rock expect a rewarding view of the open seas... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
panayiotis57
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  • Average4%
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Top of mountain, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Said to be a copy of the one in Istanbul it looks almost exactly the same, though smaller. Too bad it is not open, so we can only looked the outside but the sight is breath taking, and the climb is quite manageable.

Thank Cherry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After climbing for a long walk (!) on top of the rock expect a rewarding view of the open seas below.

Thank panayiotis57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old church with frescoes and fantastic views from the top. Well worth the climb up but have some decent footwear as stones are in part very smooth and slippy.

Thank sdmmb
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Very peaceful place. Was feeling like I've found a moment of peace and faith and happiness at the same time.

Thank Andriy S
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The climb to Agia Sofia is truly worth it. Word of warning, make sure you wear good sturdy footwear for the climb. It's approximately 30 minutes from the main square but the views make it worthwhile.

Thank TravelbugsX3
Reviewed 8 June 2017

What a church! Very pretty and well preserved. It is a good hike, so wear good shoes and it can be slippery since the rocks are slick. It is well worth it. Fabulous views as well

Thank vld17
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The church is so pretty! There is a small hick to go there. It is not at the time of the rock, and there are several point of interest along the road. When we arrived, it is like the award of the effort we did...More

Thank stephy123456
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A restored chuch at the top of the Monemvasia mountain. But inside there are many old and original frescoes which thankfully have not been tampered with and have retained much of their shape and colour.

1  Thank Iain C
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Stunning views from the top! You can now enter the church and even light a candle. In spring all the flowers are in bloom and the air is so fragrant!

Thank A-Train_Wally
Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you have a day and nothing to do in Athens, you can go to Monemvasia. Will take around 4 hours to travel by car from Athens. The car can be parked at city entrace because inside the fortress it is possible only to walk....More

Thank isabela2005
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