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Kera Kardiotissa Monastery

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 030 1702
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 030 1702
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Monastery is built on the North Slopes of Mount Dikti and dedicated to the virgin Mary. About 50km east of Heraklion.

Thank KarinAndFilip
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

YOU wouldn't think that so much history could be crammed into such a small place but this monastery, which is currently a nunnery, is packed with fascinating detail. We visited it as part of a tour of the Lassithi PLateau and were told that the...More

Thank singhasam
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To know the story behind the pillar in the courtyard and inside the church itself makes this place incredible. While I'm not overly religious it is interesting to see and spend time looking around.

Thank Jon C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting little monastery which is now a nunnery. The interesting frescos, which were painted over during the Ottoman occupation, have survived well. There is also the remains of a pillar in the courtyard which has some significance which unfortunately I missed. Women should cover their...More

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a small mediaeval monastery set high up in the hills near the Lassithi plateau. It is a very interesting place to visit. As it is a functioning monastery there are dress codes (covering bare shoulders etc) and no photography is allowed inside.

Thank Henchelson
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

Very nice, Saint and chain and didn't really understand a lot, cranky looking nuns. Wear appropriate clothing, no shorts and cover yourself. Children's clothes are accepted but adult flaunting is a big no no.

Thank Sundreams1
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

2euros seems like a bargain for this little tour. It is like a step back in time, with the tiny monastery perched on the hillside, with equally tiny nuns caring and worshipping here. Don't take their size to mean they are diminished in personality -...More

Thank Diamondmask
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

It's a very neat and tidy little monastery, up in the mountains, which are worth seeing in themselves. As usual with all Greek o religious spaces still in use, it looks as if ti were painted and cleaned yesterday. But the main chapel area has...More

Thank spiralx
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Set up a mountain just off the main road, its as I said tranquil and peaceful. Well worth a visit just t see the church and view. Still in use as a monastery and well kept. Plenty of places to sit in the shade and...More

Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We found out this magic monastery because we had a couple of hours to spend before our flight. The place is 45 minutes from Heraklion center. The atmosphere is really mystic, in a beautiful landscape. Really quite, it's like a treasure to discover.

Thank Ilaria G
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