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Gouverneto Monastery

Crete 731 00, Greece
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Beautiful view but careful for young kids

The monastery first has not a lot of things to see. This was a bit disappointing. Then there is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Machaon13
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Nice, France
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Good time spending

This place - Monastery is a monk place. They do wine and oil, sell it and live there. They have... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
Jasinka
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Lithuania
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  • Average6%
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Sep 18, 2017
“Good time spending”
Aug 16, 2017
“Hike at akrotiri”
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Crete 731 00, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The monastery first has not a lot of things to see. This was a bit disappointing. Then there is a small hike to go to a cave. We brought our 2 years old but it was too difficult for him. We managed to reach the...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

This place - Monastery is a monk place. They do wine and oil, sell it and live there. They have more place for monks, but less people want to join ... This Monastery is not so amazing like a old one about two km away...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

I visited Gouvernetou monastery by my own for a hike. The tour starts from the chapel where you can see the monastery and the monks rooms, and after you start walking towards the sea. The pathway is safe and the view amazing. On the route...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

In souda bay we made a visit to this beautiful 1631 built monastery. Absolutely stunning beauty of architecture. The museum and the wine cellar in the basement is worth a visit as well. Highly recommended if you want to visit a place just 20 mins...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2016

You can get to the ruined Monastery that dates back to the 6th or 7th century through Agia Triada following the leading sign. It sits on a rocky site close to the entrance of the gorge Avlaki. It sits on a cliff overlooking the sea...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

The monastery has a beautiful new entrance with lovely pave and gardens as well as a forest, its story is fantastic and you can travel back in history when you see for the first time the heads of the pirates carved on the walls or...More

Thank Argiris L
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Reviewed October 31, 2015

The monastery is located on a cliff overlooking the sea. It is the latest in a series of sacred places that you can discover if you cross the path through the monastery garden and descend the steps leading down to the coast. You will come...More

Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed October 17, 2015

A delightful smallish monastery which has a chapel with a Venetian style facade. Unusual for Crete. Amazingly, there was no entrance fee and the frescoes are quite nice, although in need of restoration. The monastery feels more isolated than Agia Triada, which is only a...More

Thank albanman
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Reviewed October 10, 2015

The Monastery itself was closed ( only open 3 days a week) but going through it the back you can then walk down towards the sea and see the old caves and shrines and the, another 20 minutes to the sea down a beautiful gorge.

Thank ScottStavanger
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Reviewed September 5, 2015

The monastery deserves a visit, mostly for its beautiful church. The entrance is free, but you need to wear decent (according to monk's criteria) clothes, the walk down towards the sea offers very nice views, and you will discover the bear cave, the old monastery...More

Thank MichelS85
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