Area & distances: 8km east of Mykonos Town; large peaceful settlement comprising charming square with monastery + tavernas,
surrounding by loosely built pattern of many traditional Cycladic houses where many local Mykonians live.
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Hotels: we recommend and book for you the Anatolia Hotel + studios at the Earth & Sea Hotel.

Self-catering & Villas: we recommend and will book for you: House of the Palm Trees, the apartments & studios at Meres Homes.

Activities & things to-do: Visits to the 2 monasteries - restaurants on the square -
very busy Easter celebrations are held on evening of Saturday to Sunday before midnight!

the bus tour excursion passes by Ano Mera and you will see some of the beaches nearby.
the jeep safari excursion passes by this part of the island till further old mining village..

Beaches are 3-4 km away: some well organized with umbrellas - lounge chairs like Elia, Kalafati & Kalo Livadi and Lia, other are still very natural and more difficult to reach: Mersini,

Restaurants, taverns & reputed coffee-shops: many to choose from: Apostolos , the President (Proedros), Vangelis..

Transport: public bus to Mykonos Town, to Elia & Kalafati beaches.
The Monastery of the Virgin Mary of Tourliani

Founded in 1542, this monastery was built in the place where there originally was an old church of The Virgin. From 1757 to 1767, consecrated/ dedicated to the church of The Presentation of the Virgin, it was renovated by the holy monk lgnatio Basoula and achieved its present day from The marvelous, carved- wood “ baroque” rood screen in the three-chambered church, the bishops throne and the ambonas… (late 18th century) are said to have been made in Florence; the beautiful icons on the rood screen are attributed to the icon painter Ioannis “of Korfu”.
The architecture of the complex, by the simplicity of its grandeur, impresses the visitor who will carefully observe the marble belfry and the water spigot in the courtyard which are elaborately decorated with carvings, typical examples of traditional marble sculpture.
The monastery’s collection include many old tools and utensils, important religious relics, priests’ robes furnishings (old carved wood epitaph, analogia/podium etc), post-Byzantine icons, and various other offerings.
The main settlement of present day Ano Mera has extended (from its’ center) in the area surrounding this monastery which formerly was very significant to the island.
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The Monastery of Paleokastro and its Environs

Located to the north of Ano Mera, this 18th century nunnery is a typical example of the monastic architecture of the Cyclades. It takes its name from “Paleokastro”, the neighboring hill, crowned with a medieval castle (early Byzantine, occupied until the time of Gizi), which has its foundations on the remains of an ancient fortress.
This area is known as one of the two major settlements of the island in ancient time. One can see here, among other things, the old church of Agios Vlassis with its neighboring large dovecote and a prehistoric grave-marker consisting of a single 3-meter-high granite slab.
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Last update March 10th. 2013