The Monastery of Paleokastro in Mykonos Cyclades: The Monastery of Paleokastro is located on a hill close to Ano Mera, the second village of Mykonos, in one of the greenest spots on the island. This is a nunnery (female monastery) and it dates from the 18th century. Its architecture is typical Cycladic and it took its name from the close remains of the Gizi Castle, which is also known as Paleokastro (meaning Old Castle in Greek).
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The monastery is close to one of the two ancient towns of Mykonos. Some meters from there is a church dedicated to Saint Vlasis that distinguishes for its beautiful dovecote. You can also see a strange prehistoric tomb consisting of a giant granite rock that rises 3 m above the sea level.
How to get there
The Monastery of Paleokastro is located in Ano Mera village.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 559 7854, 0030 22890 22400 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car with as little as 10 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Monastery of Paleokastro and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: Close to Ano Mera village lies the Monastery of Paleokastro (3-minute walk). Note that there are two central bus stations in Mykonos town: Fabrika and Old Port. There are several buses from Fabrika to Ano Mera during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.