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Moni Faneromeni

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Moni Faneromeni

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Swetrat wrote a review Jan 2019
Portsmouth, United Kingdom838 contributions223 helpful votes
...but the views across The Gulf of Mirabello from this remote monastery justify the effort and risk. The fortified building remains home to a few monks who seem adjusted to visitors. We saw only two other vsitors whilst we were there.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Carole E wrote a review Oct 2018
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The road up to the monastery is paved and protected with side-barriers. The monastery itself is a very quiet place with a lovely view over the bay. Once inside the monastery you can climb a few stairs to the top to enjoy the view and visit the little chapel, which is build practically into the mountain. We were all alone up there, except for the resident monks, and enjoyed a nice moment of solitude with only the cats for company.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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theabear wrote a review Jul 2018
Ayr, United Kingdom8 contributions16 helpful votes
We drove from Hersonissos especially to visit the monastery and it was all closed. Fabulous views but the long drive up twisting and turning hairpin bends wasn’t really worth it! Not sure if the monastery is permanently closed but I would recommend checking before visiting.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Bar1 wrote a review May 2018
Huddersfield, United Kingdom529 contributions427 helpful votes
Just off the main road so easy to find. Lovely peaceful place. They have special smocks to borrow so that you can cover your shoulders to enter the monastery. Sunday service was on and the church was packed. What an atmosphere!! View over the town amazing too. Worth a visit
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Grekophile wrote a review Feb 2018
Bristol135 contributions54 helpful votes
On Crete there are two monasteries called Moni Fanoromenis, one near Sitia, and one close to Agios Nikolaos. We have visited both, but the rating here is for he Monastery accessed off the main road between Pachia Ammos, and Istron, travelling westwards. The access road is a winding 9km drive that crosses the main road and continues South. There is parking outside the monastery, and when we visited a lot of renovation to the entrance by workmen. The church is accessed up a staircase to the roof of the dormitory area, and is a door let into the rock face. It was locked when we arrived, but a priest came and opened the door for us so we could see inside. The church is situated in a large cave, and has two sections, with a spring supplying a basin of pure water.On a hot day, the coolness and darkness made a great impression. The reviewers giving low ratings would seem to have visited the monastery near Sitia., from their descriptions.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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