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St Simeon Stylite II

St Simeon Stylite the younger, is said to have spent 47 years on top of his pillar and died on... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Charles R
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Grande but empty, no visitors!

We went in late autumn and it was empty, no visitors, cafe closed, just nobody! The monastery... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2015
Lanni_12
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

St Simeon Stylite the younger, is said to have spent 47 years on top of his pillar and died on this pillar in 592. This is the site where he did this, with beautiful views across Mount Kilic and the Mediterranean. The built a monastery...More

1  Thank Charles R
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

The site is of some significance to the monastic movement and the famous pillar monk Simeon obviously being the key attraction. It is great to walk around the ruins and take it all in. However, the condition is terrible, it really is a pile of...More

Thank tryforyourself
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This site could be amazing, but it has fallen into disrepair and is not well maintained (compared to Titus Tunnel, St. Peter Church). The view is amazing. The ruins are interesting but there is only one sign at the beginning telling you what everything is....More

2  Thank Lauren O
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We went in late autumn and it was empty, no visitors, cafe closed, just nobody! The monastery should be very interesting site and a little maintenance, would do great although a little known about the detail of the monastery. The location is surrounded by windmills...More

Thank Lanni_12
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I do remember the same place in Syria carried the same name they are the same. The place reflects the peace of mind beside the peace of soul.

Thank SamaTour-com
Reviewed 6 December 2012

Said to be the monestary St. Simeon lived on a pillar studying/writting scriptures for 40 years. In the middle of the ruins there is a large pillar with stairs leading up to the top of it -could it really be the same pillar St. Simeon...More

2  Thank Corrine R
Reviewed 14 November 2012

This old monastery dating back to 6th century is located on a hill. It has an octogonal court in the middle of which there are remnants of a column on top of which St Simeon is supposed to have lived from 541 until his death...More

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