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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 4 days ago
victor545
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Bucharest, Romania
Well worth the walk

Great views from the top & fantastic inside. Really beautiful church with fantastic decorative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daz6631
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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On the rock, Petra 811 09, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Daz6631
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Julieta d
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

Thank Jenny A
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

Thank lrgacd
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

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.

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

Thank Jane C
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The climb is less arduous than I was led to believe and worth for the lovely church and great views.

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