The Monastery of St. John Theologian (Hora Town)

Although it’s one of Christianity’s most important monasteries, it’s built like a Byzantine castle and exhibits all the features you’d expect to find in a castle dating back to 1088. A stunning courtyard lies within a turreted outer wall that stretches almost to the sky. Admire the enormous main gate equipped to stop invaders by dousing them with scalding oil and water. Visit the Library, Cathedral and Sacristy.

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