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Amazing location

Amazing to think of Christian worship going on in such an inaccessible place. The cave of the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Long walk

Visited the kapsa monastery which was closed so left with out much to do we decided to walk up the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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17 Oct 2018
“Amazing location”
30 Sep 2018
“Long walk ”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Makry-Gialos, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Amazing to think of Christian worship going on in such an inaccessible place. The cave of the hermit is worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Swanny19562008
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Visited the kapsa monastery which was closed so left with out much to do we decided to walk up the pervolakia gorge which was the biggest gorge I have ever walked 4km to pervolakia as the crow flies I would recommend a visit there is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

The Monastery sits on a hillside with stunning views and is well worth a visit. It’s position overlooking the Libyan Sea is beautiful as are the well kept Monastery’s various verandas built into the hillside, the main one being shaded by a roof of vines....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Went to the Monastery and its a steep walking but worth doing it. Also went Pervolakia gorge, worth walking long but beautiful and a nice village at the end up in the mountains where can refresh and eat. It's around 3 hours walk up!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank dlbartlife
Reviewed 4 May 2018

The monastery is in a very beautiful place, on the top of an impressive gorge and with an amazing sea view, but it's not permitted to visit the internal. It's only possible go to the cripta (a small cave) where the hermit lived for whom...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Paolo F
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The view is beautiful but it is a really short visit. You can drive to the monastery and in a 5 min walk you can visit the cave. Due-able with small children in a child carrier.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank TwigLivingstone
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The only difference with this monastery is that is located on the stiff side of a small mountain , with absolutely nothing around it . Nice views around it too . !!!

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Yianni S
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Set high on the cliff top and rock face this is an imposing Monastery with commanding views...... It is along side one of the many gorges in Crete...Pervolakia We parked at the bottom near the road and had a walk up...long road and when hot...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank babe33
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We came here after our Pervolakia gorge hike. A beautiful cozy monastery, church, beautiful yard. Worth to visit. Also we hiked up to the cave where a saint Gerontoyiannis used to live. Peaceful and nice place (we have visited in the begining of April in...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Rūta A
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Walked the gorge from Kapsa to Pervolakia a couple of weeks ago good walk but you must be reasonably fit ,nice taverna at the top in Pervolakia nice friendly people.

Date of experience: April 2016
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