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Daphne Monastery

Athens, Greece
4.4 / 10
The cloister is 11 km away. from Athens near the Daphne grove. It was founded in the VI century on the site of the destroyed Temple of Apollo and eventually became one of the most revered shrines of Greece. The original appearance of the monastery has practically not been preserved; the construction of a sample of the 11th century, the heyday of the Byzantine Empire, has survived to this day. In the XIII century, for a time, Catholic monks settled in the monastery, but in 1458 the entire complex of buildings was returned to the Orthodox Church.
Daphne Monastery

Takis Z

First time visited and very much impressed. Well worth seeing. Great icons and construction. A beautiful sample of the Byzantine years. They are doing.. Read more »

Igor Tereshchenko

Something Special...

George Giovanakis

Beautiful place for a Sunday walk. A small river and the forest is perfect.

Baki Sungur

It is closed and under restoration so no access possible hence two stars. Will change when I see this place.

Charlie Touchstone

Fantastic, book with Key Tours

Nikos Niotis

Nice place to visit, located exactly next to botanical garden of Chaidari. Not a big place but the entrance is free and you see a well kept church of .. Read more »

Oleksandra Fendyk

This place is awesome for those who are interested in Orthodoxy. Though the earthquake destroyed most part of the mosaics and the temple ornaments, st.. Read more »

Nyc Midtown East Guy

Such an impressive Byzantine monument

Frank van Loo

Unbelievable that such an old building is still so adorable.


One the oldest monasteries close to Athens, 11th century, but some elements are as old as 5-6th century. The Byzantine paintings inside are some of th.. Read more »

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