"Hosios Loukas" Day Trip To Delphi Tip by OiKnow

Day Trip To Delphi, Athens: 8 reviews and 19 photos


Hosios Loukas is a 1000 year old Byzantine monastery complete with it?s patron saint in a glass case. The site is located on a mountain top with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys lined with olive groves. The Church contains two sanctuaries, one is beautifully decorated with mosaics and frescos and the other (the slightly older of the two) is a spectacular stone structure. Experts describe the church as the ?best preserved 10th century Byzantine church in Greece. The remains of the Saint are located in a glass case (on the left as you pass from the new sanctuary to the older one) he is in his black robes and his fingers can be seen poking out (inspiring or spooky depending on your point of view.) The grounds feature a small museum, museum shop and gift shop with limited refreshments. Well kept restrooms are on the right as you descend the walk way from the parking area. A modest admission fee is charged. Hosios Loukas is included on some bus tours to Delphi. We drove to the site. Parking was sufficient. Allow 45-90 minutes to tour the site.

Directions: On the way to Delphi

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 31, 2006
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