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Impressive Monastery

The monastery is very impressive, whether or not you are religious. It's a beautiful and very well... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
markellavavaka
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Chios, Greece
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It is strange to have army plane in the monastery.

It is place more for religious people, than for tourist, but I can recomment it. It is nice place... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
medazz
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 28 January 2015

One of the most important Churches of Lesvos, Taxiarchis in Mantamados is dedicated to Archangel Michael. It's not a Monastery any more but it is one of the most interesting monuments of the island. Do not miss the icon of Taxiarchis created with ground and...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The monastery is very impressive, whether or not you are religious. It's a beautiful and very well preserved complex with a rich historical and religious significance. There is a self serve cafe next to the monastery that makes delicious loukoumades which are type of fried...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

It is place more for religious people, than for tourist, but I can recomment it. It is nice place on the way to the other tourist attraction.

Thank medazz
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We made a walking tour to the castle of Mytiliny the view on the castle was great, we did not go in but heard that is oke to. The walk to the castle and from it to the habour is very nice. The cafe's and...More

Thank Emmy W
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Amazing experience. You can see all this beauty and feel so hummble there. What an experience to watch people all over the world there!

2  Thank kikaBGR
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This lovely monastery in Montamados, on the eastern shore of the island, is one of the most revered in Lesvos. It is the Monastery of "The Commander" Archangel Michael, who is known in Lesvos as Taxiarches, (the Archangel) and the Patron Saint of the island....More

1  Thank Helz48
Reviewed 2 July 2018

its a very nice place to visit you believe or not its very old church and so nice if you believe its much more better

1  Thank jordromani
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Definetly a place to visit. Very interesting . A very quiet peaceful place . Do some research before you go as the jet plane outside is very unusual but makes sense when you know why it is there ! Definetly stop and have a drink...More

Thank abc627
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Have been lucky to visit the island in time of this orthodox festival, and my hosts suggested to go there. Many of participants (several hundreds / thousands altogether? many with animals like horses, cows, sheep) walked many kilometers to the mountain village Madamados / to...More

Thank kmarko
Reviewed 23 April 2017

nice religious place, respectful, need to know a bit of the story to really get the most out of a short visit 20mins is enough

1  Thank frenchconnection01
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The holiest place on the island- quite far from the island capital - it takes about an hour by car to get there- there is - of course -regular bus service- as soon you get there you will come to realise the spiritual aspect of...More

Thank Apostolidou G
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