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The Commander of Lesvos Monastery

Mytilene, Greece
+30 2253 041226
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Beautiful church and monastery and the best loukoumades!!

This lovely monastery in Montamados, on the eastern shore of the island, is one of the most revered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helz48
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Foresthill, California
very nice visit

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jordromani
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Kavala, Greece
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Mytilene, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The place is a typical Byzantine monastery with a fortress-like architecture. Very beautiful and peaceful environment in and around it. The cafe in the entrance is nothing special, but it is ok for some rest, cafe and traditional snacks ( loukoumades). Must visit for religious...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

IF you get on Mytilini, toy must pay a visit.Very interesting to see the church but also all the people thet gathers there!!

Thank efstratios18
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Located in Mantamados, in the northern part of the island, this monastery present the most famous icon of the island! Surely you will find this icon everywhere in the island (almost all the families, and all the shop's have reproduction of the icon). It's almost...More

Thank Marian S
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Its a 40 minute ride with the bus to the Taxiarchis (Michael) church. Noteworthy is the Taxiarchis picture (a 3D face depiction of Michael) history. High spiritual place which offers comfort.

Thank Petros V
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