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Calm and quiet gem

Not a lot of tourists find this great place. Cool and calm, and a wonderful church. No charge... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
AinaK2013
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Oslo, Norway
Nice monastery with an even nicer pharmacy

The monastery is worth visiting for the pharmacy and its exhibition of old instruments and books... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Nikolina M
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Not too much here but the concept of monks living on a mountain top 10 centuries ago boggles the mind. Nice pharmacy with its famous creams and lotions made by the monks from natural ingredients

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Reviewed 4 June 2015

Compared to the hermitage of the same name, the monastery (located at a lower altitude, about 800 mts) is on the whole less impressive. Little remains of the original medieval structure in it, and the main aspect is Renaissance or late Baroque.
The monastery was founded originally as a hospice for pilgrims heading to the hermitage (the wing that faces the street with a long facade was designed at that purpose); it later hosted the monks (but isn't allowed to visit their cells).
Probably the most interesting part of the monastery is the pharmacy, with ancient tools for the processing of herbs and a fine display of ancient books.

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