Vrondisi Monastery

Vrondisi Monastery, Zaros: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Vrondisi Monastery Reviews: 4.5/5

Vrondisi Monastery
4.5
Churches & Cathedrals
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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manos
Crete, Greece26 contributions
Nearby Zaros Village, nice place to visit.
Dec 2019 • Couples
We visited the monastery during our winter vacations in Zaros village. The monastery has a very nice view, it's up the mountain. Nice architecture and an old water source-fountain worth the visit.
Written December 24, 2019
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JanitaCzech
United Kingdom92 contributions
an interesting place to visit
Jul 2019
Just in front of the entrance to the monastery, there is a 15th century Venetian fountain with Adam and Eve reliefs. Local people come here with many plastic bottles and fill them with water from the fountain.
Written October 28, 2019
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hen3ryford
Copenhagen, Denmark9 contributions
Beautiful Oasis.
Sep 2017 • Friends
If I was religious this is where I would be. A calm and cool oasis after a good hot walk through the olive groves with the eagles flying overhead
Written September 24, 2017
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runjohn
Glossop, UK15 contributions
Peaceful setting
Jul 2017
Beautiful monastery in a peaceful setting. Obviously a cared for place with lots of plants in pots. Don't miss the Adam and Eve fountain where you can fill your water bottles with sweet spring water. Definitely worth a visit but not a detour.
Written July 20, 2017
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manolis s
Zaros, Greece81 contributions
Do not miss to visit the Vrontisi Monastery
Apr 2016 • Solo
Vrontisi Monastery, located northwest of Zaros, is one of the most renowned and important monasteries on Crete, serving as a noteworthy centre for letters and arts during the Cretan Renaissance and the scholars, artists and venerable monks of Vrontisi Monastery sealed the era with their presence during the final centuries of the era of Venetian rule.
The Monastery was possibly founded during the 2nd Byzantine era and reached its peak during the Venetian era, entering its decline after the Ottoman conquest of Crete in 1669, during which it was often the victim of Ottoman brutality.

The destruction of the Monastery suffered during the 19th century in particular was fatal for an enormous number of relics. Only a few traces remain of the cultural peak of one of the premier centers of the Cretan Renaissance.

Most of the monastery buildings have been destroyed, but their fortress-type characteristics can still be seen, with a two-aisled church at the centre dedicated to Saint Anthony and Saint Thomas.
Outside the monastery, beneath the century-old plane trees, there is one of the most remarkable sculptures of rural Crete, reminiscent of the peak of the monastery. This is a carved fountain with the water gushing out of the mouths of three lions, while the relief is completed with the depiction of Adam and Eve.
Written April 13, 2016
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karltaylor1303
Redcar, United Kingdom18 contributions
another visit
Oct 2015 • Couples
had a look at a crete monastery as part a coach trip visiting a few places . worth a visit, prices to get in are ok and is very clean . just worth going if you are wanting a change of scenery as its out in the sticks near a little village , nice views and people there
Written October 24, 2015
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911goldwater
Lucerne, Switzerland1 contribution
You have to see it!!!
May 2015 • Couples
very nice monastery with byzantine architecture. The monk and the other people that guide us, was very polite.
Written October 6, 2015
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Pete M
Benfleet, UK40 contributions
Very informative and quiet place to sit and reflect
Jul 2015 • Family
We visited the monastery by accident as we saw it signposted when we were out in our hire car. 2 adults, 2 pensioners and an 8 year old. Lovely place. Lots to read up on about the lives of the monks and nuns in years gone past. The nuns still live there and the stop and talk to you as you walk round. Very interesting people. The guest shop is a bit pricey. Worth a visit. There is a vineyard about 5 minutes drive away.
Written September 18, 2015
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airlieb2014
Braunschweig, Germany4 contributions
little Break
May 2015 • Solo
thoughtfull place to be. Nice paintings. good break from beaching. love monasteries. good place when to hot.
Written June 30, 2015
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A333M
Belfast, UK3 contributions
Just ok
Jun 2015 • Couples
Visited the Monastery as part of the Crete highlights tour, but probably would not have visited it by myself. Interesting in the sense that it has no walls, and it is a very pretty area, but paid 2 euro to stand in the Church and look around and then in the museum. No catering to languages other than Greek.
Written June 24, 2015
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  • Vrondisi Monastery is open:
    • Sun - Sun 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Sun - Sat 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM