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The Holy Monastery of Preveli

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The Holy Monastery of Preveli

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Preveli, Rethymnon, Crete 74060 Greece
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Snorkeling is very relaxing and at the same time a very exciting activity which is suitable for all ages. Join us in a daily (morning or afternoon) guided “snorkeling” trip, take the mask, fins, snorkel and shorty wet suit from us, board on our 10 meters shady rib boat and take the chance to relax watching the marine life of our island. <br><br>We visit always two different spots with a lot of marine life, such as caves and an open water area always depends on the weather conditions
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pgalpin wrote a review Sep 2019
Kirton in Lindsey, United Kingdom616 contributions168 helpful votes
Staying in Plakias we were only 20 minutes away and it was on the way to Aghia Galini which we wanted to visit so thought we would stop in. At 3 euro each we didn’t think it expensive and the museum holds some interesting religious items. The small church is interesting although we were quite surprised to find a monk or possibly a priest sat chatting to someone rather loudly on his mobile as we walked in. There is not a lot else to see inside the monastery although there is an interesting memorial a little way back along the road which we stopped at on the way back. On reflection I wouldn’t travel miles to see it but if you're near then pop in. Oh and ladies please remember to cover shoulders and back.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Stephan P wrote a review Sep 2019
Linz, Austria31 contributions4 helpful votes
The old monastery is beautifully built in a spectacular surrounding. All the buildings inside are very clean and beautiful, but the entrance fee is much too high for the hole building and the museum.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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RDWilde wrote a review Sep 2019
Turnhout, Belgium191 contributions46 helpful votes
A few times a day Plakias has boat connections to Preveli beach. Boats are fast but stepping out on the beach can be tricky. The beach is good, with a restaurant. We walked up the hill towards the monastery (about 1 hour one way, stop at taverna excluded). The monastery features a great view, a nice church (photos not allowed), a small museum, and some nice cats. On the way to the monastery you have the nicest view point on Preveli palm beach.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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BabyEvaTravels wrote a review Aug 2019
Oslo, Norway1,344 contributions191 helpful votes
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This legendary monastery has the most beautiful church, filled with breathtaking paintings and art. Unfortunately we are not allowed to take photos inside the church. The monastery is on a hill with an amazing view and they have lots of animals on the property The gift shop is also worth a visit
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Nicolas K wrote a review Jun 2019
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The very interesting Monastery of Prevely is situated at the south coast of Rethimnon the Monastery is very interesting consists of two small churches joint together "δικλειτος" St John the Theologian and The Anunciation of the Virgin Mary. It has a mall but very interesting museum with historical artifacts and manuscripts. The small stone watering spring has a nice inscription with palindromic writing ΝΙΨΟΝΑΝΟΜΙΜΑΤΑΜΙΜΟΝΑΝΟΨΙΝ the original one was at Agia Sofia Constantinople. It is well worth a visit if you interedted in this type of things. The Monastery was also very important during WWII. The monks helped thousands of New Zealand and Australian soldiers. Feeding them and organizing their escape to Alexandria. Note that this can be combined with a visit to the spectacular beach of Preveli.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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