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Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

This is an amazing early christian church. Excellent frescoes on all the walls inside. For me the highlight visit of our weeks holiday

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter T
Reviewed January 15, 2019

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Fotini V
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carole E
Reviewed October 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Taxidiotissa
Reviewed September 18, 2018

very old church with very nice old paintings close to kritsa village. you can go there by little train or by bus

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank NandiaA53
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Small church with nice partly preserved frescoes from the 14-15c. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ben1275
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

We took the 07:00 bus from Agios Nikolaos, passed the church on our way to Kritsá and walked back to get there for the 08:00 opening. Really special interior!

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank AfricaAtNewYears
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank handr40
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Lee D
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Response from LuckyeddieBristol | Reviewed this property |
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