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As the landmark in Petra, you need to take the steps up to the church. Mention is made of the steps... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jonofromcas
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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A very impressive place

Atop of the huge stone which gave the name of the old fishmen village (Petra = Stone, in Greek... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
victor545
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the landmark in Petra, you need to take the steps up to the church. Mention is made of the steps but it’s not a difficult climb and the views are certainly worth it. As is common in Greek churches, the inside is highly decorative.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Atop of the huge stone which gave the name of the old fishmen village (Petra = Stone, in Greek), there is an interesting church, surrounded by the ruins of a Byzantine - Genovese castle. The actual church was built in the mid of 18th century...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Great views from the top & fantastic inside. Really beautiful church with fantastic decorative interior & walk up not too difficult.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Beautiful little church with great views, steps are not that difficult to climb at all. Well worth the small effort to get to the top! Best time to visit just before sunset

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank soozieb
Reviewed September 14, 2018

everybody talks about the 114 steps but it is very easy to do! it is not a hard stair, everybody can do it. At the top, you find this beautiful ortodox church, very beautiful, well preserved, pleasant place. The view of Petra is breathtaking! it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful little church on the top of the rock. There are about 114 steps to the top but not too difficult. The views of Petra are very good. Ladies just remember to take something to cover your shoulders should you wish to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

It is hard to miss this church perched on top of the rock formation in the center of Petra. It is responsible for Petra's name and likely its very existence. Please note that this is a church and respectful attire is required to enter the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

It's the first thing you notice arriving at the village of Petra. A huge mono-block rock, of about 50 meters tall, on top of which, there is a stone built church. A really impressive view. The church is dedicated to the Greek Orthodox Virgin Mary....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Giorgis L
Reviewed August 2, 2018

I went up the stairs at night and in day. both was so nice to see the town. Very nice view overlooking the town. Do not forget to go to Taverna Costas to enjoy some food , very close to mthe church.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Yukytherunner
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Definitely worth the walk up the steps which don't seem like 114. If you intend going inside the church need to cover up no shorts and t-shirts. Can stand at the doorway and take photos, lovely courtyard and views of the Aegean

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jane C
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