Daphni Monastery plunges us into a flower-filled and peaceful version of the Middle Ages. Dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin, this majestic Byzantine ensemble, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in several stages using the stones of an ancient temple dedicated to Apollo which stood on the Sacred Way linking Athens to the sanctuary of Eleusis. The interior is magnificently decorated with late-11Cmosaics on a gold background, remarkable for their delicate lines and harmonious colours.
Phone:+30 21 0581 1558
Price:free of charge
Jun-Sep: 8.30am-7.30pm; rest of year: 8.30am-2.30pm