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Reviewed January 19, 2019

This recently renovated Monestary in the mountains towards the Lasitthi Plateau is a nice little stop and offers good views over the valley as well as a dense, authentic atmosphere inside the old little church. Do not take photos (even selfies) or sit with you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

This was our first stop on a day long coach trip that included the Cave of Zeus and the Minoan Palace of Knossos. Already we were climbing up to the plateau of Lassithi, where the cave is located and already the views were spectacular. Although...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

if you like visiting monestries this is like all others. small in size way up in the mountains, beautiful scenery and well kept.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 03kris63
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We had taken Happy Train tour from Stalis which brought us here for 15 minutes stop. It is located in Lasithi Plateau in the hills east of Heraklion. It was beautiful place with historical background. The paintings and murals were from 14th century. The view...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Set on the hillside, the land train brings you to the monastery. Beautiful views towards the bay with immaculate gardens and amazing icons

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Plonkshop
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We visited this historical Monastery that is run by 6 mins as part of a tour. It is high up in the mountains surrounded by beautiful views. This place is full of miracles as one of the icons was stolen three times yet each time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We visited here as part of a coach tour into the Lasithi plateau. It is an interesting history and nice views. Not sure if I’d recommend visiting it on its own as not much there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richmond0710
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We arrived quite late in the day, which was fine, as the last of the coaches were just leaving as we arrived. This is such an important place to visit and to see. The buildings are very beautiful and the history fascinating.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

I visited this lovely little monastery which lies high in the hills East of Heraklion, you get some great views of the surrounding area. The Monastery has some interesting history, especially the mysterious icon that was stolen that kept returning back, the original is now...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

During our stay in Crete and within our tour with a rented car we arrived at this beautiful monastery in the mountains. we had a peacefull stay here and we spoke with one of the nuns who blessed us with some very positive energy. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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