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Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

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Address: Akrotiri, Crete, Greece

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Tranquil beauty

A lovely monastery with stunning views and a church interior with an awe inspiring fresco of Jesus, coming from someone who is not in the slightest bit religious, but with an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Tuxford, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A lovely monastery with stunning views and a church interior with an awe inspiring fresco of Jesus, coming from someone who is not in the slightest bit religious, but with an interest in monasteries. Some of the best olive oil from Crete can be bought here along with wine and olive oil soap which the monks have been making for... More 

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Carcassonne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I'm not religoius, but this was a lovely spot to visit especially if you have a couple of hours to kill before a flight. Lots of photo opportunities.

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After geting several disappointments visiting several monasteries, this was definitely one of the best. Interesting exhibitions and beautiful buildings. Nearby, beautiful surroundings with more sacred sites to visit.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We set off in our hire car for this historical landmark in the cool of the late afternoon having read about it in the touristy brochures. Driving through the crete countryside is always a pleasure as the views from the mountains are stunning. At 2.50 euro per person to visit the monastery it is worth the effort of getting there.... More 

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Oksboel, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Build in 1631. The bell-tower and the big entrance in 1864. One of the biggest and most important monastery in crete. In the 1800th here was a theological insttute and a priest-college. Go inside. It is so beautiful and peaceful.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our stop at the Monastery was a pleasant surprise during our stay in Chania. We were lucky enough to visit the Monastery without tour buses or crowds of people. The location is stunning and like stepping back into time. The courtyard and gardens surrounding the church are beautiful, and the church itself (while small) is impressively decorated and maintained. The... More 

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BC, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Only a short drive outside of Chania, this monastery is really worth visiting. If you only visit one monastery on Crete, I would say this should be the one. Setting and atmosphere are truly magnificent. We were lucky to enjoy it almost to ourselves by visiting early in the day. I am sure much of the magic would be lost... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

As mentioned in prior reviews, this is a gorgeous property, with lovely buildings, monastery/church and internal grounds. You will need a car to get there (20-30 mins from Chania Town, 10 mins from the airport), but we spent 45 minutes here and absolutely loved it (and even bought some wine and olive oil in their shop).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Perfect time to visit is early evening once the crowds have gone and the evening light illuminates the beautiful, though dilapidated , structure of the building

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We started our tour of Chania with a visit to the Akrotiri monastery. It was a good experience to see an old monastery. It had a church with a fabulous altar and marvelous icons like those found in Istanbul. It also had a small museum. Seeing the Chania country side on the way back to the harbor is a nice... More 

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