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Ikaria

Must visit at your next trip to the island of Ikaria. You will be amazed by how they built under... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
George_Dora
GREAT PLACE BUTDO NOT BUY THE KRITAMOS JARS AT THE STORE

The place is wonderful and even the little 'canteen' is interesting but I bought 2 jars of kritamos... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
TEE19
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must visit at your next trip to the island of Ikaria. You will be amazed by how they built under those huge rocks. The surroundings are so relaxing.

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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

The place is wonderful and even the little 'canteen' is interesting but I bought 2 jars of kritamos (rock samphire) and they both looked/smelled funny when we opened them (one was a gift so it was even worse...). The Women Cooperative in Raches has a...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2018

of course is not the monastery itself!it s the magical atmosphere, the forest, the sound of nature. very nice walk and we got the fortune to have it for ourselves.

Thank zyrylla
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

On top of a hill near the southern coast of the island of Ikaria,this unusual place surprises the visitor. Near the entrance on the right we find a typically small Greek church whose inside walls are covered by beautiful Bizantine frescoes. There are also several...More

Thank Global790204
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Theoktistis is a small monastery built in a lovely area. There is a scenic drive through a pine tree forest up to the monastery that is worth a small detour off the main seaside road. The church is very small and very ancient and is...More

Thank Angela B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

If you go to this monastery, don`t miss to try a meal from the cafe that is located there. Allthough the old lady does not speek english she will communoicate with you! We tried the fried doughballs with honey, amazing! And buy some if the...More

Thank Carmen T
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

You need to visit this unique place and enjoy the traditional loukoumades with honey and cinnamon. It's something different which worth your time.

Thank Demetra T
Reviewed August 7, 2018

A visitor can admire the big granites, to eat something ad buy local products.It is a perfect place to have some refreshment before continue the island trip.

Thank antiparos1991
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

The drive is nice and the trees give one shade and a respite from the heat. The church is cozy with nice frescoes. The loukoumades (honey doughnuts) are freshly made but would be improved with a better honey. The priest’s private quarters are a wonderful...More

1  Thank Odysseus K
Reviewed July 14, 2018

The monastery is a nice place to visit. There are two parts, with the older part at the end so make sure to walk all the way to the end of the path to view it. There is also food and drinks available.

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Response from AsterixThessaloniki | Reviewed this property |
Hello. The monastery isn't inhabited, so there are not many restrictions for visiting hours. My visit was at 18:30 or 19:00. About walk paths i cannot tell many things, if you are a group, ask by your hotel , there is... More
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