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Monastery of Faneromeni

The Monastery of Virgin Mary ‘Faneromeni’ (the Revealed one),which today operates as a male monastery, is one of the most significant pilgrim destinations in eastern Crete, built on a location of natural beauty. The exact date of the establishment of the monastery is...

Agios Nikolaos Monastery in Zaros

The monastery of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas) is located just off the beautiful canyon Gafaris (or Rouvas), about 48km southwest of Heraklion and 3km north of Zaros village. It is situated at the point where in 1994 a great fire burnt much of the beautiful pine...

Saint Minas

The foundations of the imposing cathedral of Saint Minas, one of the largest in Greece, were laid on 25 March 1862 as a token of gratitude by the citizens for the saint’s protection of the city. The site is said to have been indicated by a monk to whom St Minas...

Paleochristian Basilica of St Nikitas

About 300 m northeast of the fortress of Frangokastello, is situated the small one-room church of St Nikitas. It is built on the ruins of an old christian basilica, the walls of which and its mosaic floor are preserved around the church. The basilica dates back to the...

The monastery of Kera Eleousa

The monastery of Kera Eleoussa is located next to the village Voritsio and belongs to the Monastery of Agkarathos.  The monastery is built on a hill at three different levels, because of the slope. It is a Venetian monastery with fortress architecture, with its...
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