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Moni Chrisoskalitissis, Crete 230 53, Greece
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We visited this monastery in October after a day at Elafonisi beach. It is open till 7:00 pm and just above the sea. The visit is quick but pleasant.

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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We spent the day at the beach and stopped here as we left. It was well worth the visit. Women should be dressed appropriately but they provide scarfs to cover bare shoulders or shorts. Lovely icons and great views of the water. Our daughters (in...More

Thank CarolynPenn
Reviewed June 29, 2018

The Holy Monastery of Chrisoskalitissa is a very good attraction while visiting Elafonissi island- beach. First of all the view from the church is fantastic where you can enjoy the beautiful horizon of Crete. There is a small ticket entering the place but i believe...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

At the southernmost part of Crete, worth visiting, easily accessible by car - minutes off the main road - close to Elafonisos beach.

Thank sixpackswolf
Reviewed December 28, 2017

Old monestary. nice view of sea. Some amazing clear water below. Small typical Greece church. Date above door of church.

Thank jynx s
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Well worth a visit on your way to Elafonisi - much easier to park. It is situated in an elevated position by the see. Perhaps there is not as much to see as some other monasteries, but it is a beautiful place.

Thank philelliss
Reviewed September 28, 2017

Stopped here on our way to Elafonissi Beach. Good parking and only 2 euros to go in . As well as the monastery, there is a small chapel and museum to visit. It is worth a visit, but only if you are combining it with...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Very special place, old monastery that is alone on the road. Lonely place, but interesting one. Beatiful ikonostas. Very old.

Thank blanka m
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Stop by this for the incredible view of the sea and the whitewashed walls against the background. Small and interesting monastery with typical icons and such inside.

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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Go and visit this lovely little monastery and get great views as well over the Akrotiri peninsular. The chapel is often in use and is very simple in design.

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