OSTROG MONASTERY

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Widely con­sid­ered a mir­a­cle by lo­cals, given that no-one knows how it came into be­ing, the spec­tac­u­lar Ostrog Monastery sits on the side of a sheer ver­ti­cal cliff. A sa­cred pil­grim­age for Ortho­dox Chris­tians and var­i­ous other re­li­gions, the sparkling white of the build­ing is off­set by the lush green of the rolling Zeta val­ley sur­rounds, while in­side, the walls are cov­ered in an­tique painted fres­coes.

Top Tip: You’ll need to dress mod­estly to be al­lowed in­side the build­ing but guests of all faiths are wel­comed, and the monastery even pro­vides bed­ding for those want­ing to stay overnight in the sum­mer months. Or­gan­ised tours can be found from most pop­u­lar coastal towns and cost around Dhs105, though more in­trepid ex­plor­ers could take the train to Ostrog and then tackle the one-hour hike up­wards.

Ostrog Monastery

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