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It is a must see for those who are interested in Bysantine churches and frescos. It is the oldest byzantine church in the area, dating from 13th century AC with important frescos of the 13th -14th century. The church is located about 6 kilometers from...More
At 20 minutes of AgyosNikolaos in a case of olive tree, this small chapel contains a real treasure of Byzantine frescoes of magnificent quality although protected. Not to be lacking for the derisory 2€ price list.
The church is an easy stop on the way to Kritsa and Lato and worth it. Although it is very small the frescos are very beautiful and well maintained. There is a little shop and café behind the church if you feel thirsty.
A lovely English speaking lady on the desk was able to answer all out questions and point out all the interesting frescoes for us. You are allowed to take photos as long as you don't use flash. Only 2 euros to see them and if...More
The church is just off the main road before you reach Kritsa, opposite the Paradise Taverna. If coming by bus from Agios Nikolaos, there is a stop outside. It's easier to visit Kritsa first and then walk back to the church as it's downhill from...More
In remarkably good condition seeing as it is some 700 years old. The frescoes are very clear with quite different faces for the many characters represented. Given the turbulent history of Crete it is a wonder that hey were not defaced, yet alone destroyed.
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Assuming that your cruise ship docks at the port of Ayios Nikolaos there are bus routes from the central bus station to Kritsa. The central bus station is at the northern end of town, near the Archeological Museum. You need... More
Assuming that your cruise ship docks at the port of Ayios Nikolaos there are bus routes from the central bus station to Kritsa. The central bus station is at the northern end of town, near the Archeological Museum. You need to catch a bust to the village of Kritsa.
Kritsa village is about 10k south west of Ayios Nikolaos and the byzantine church, Panayia Kir, is about 1k before Kritsa. The church is open from 08:30 to 15:00 and there is a small charge for entry. Well worth the time if you can make a visit.