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The Holy Monastery of Preveli

Rethymnon, Crete 74060, Greece
+30 2832 031246
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A very important and historic Monastery in Crete

I had known of this monastery for years and had always wanted to visit because of its history. You... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brendan D
Lovely position above Praveli Palm Beach with great views

Lots of history, in WWII the Abbot and monks assisted Allied service personnel who were escaping... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Excellent55%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“small museum” (12 reviews)
“allied troops” (4 reviews)
“world war ii” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rethymnon, Crete 74060, Greece
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+30 2832 031246
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"small museum"
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"allied troops"
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"world war ii"
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"golden cross"
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"machine gun"
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"libyan sea"
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"palm beach"
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"short visit"
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"big parking lot"
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"light a candle"
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"beautiful icons"
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"holy place"
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"historical significance"
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"worth a visit"
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"greek orthodox"
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"rethymno town"
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"nice place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

I had known of this monastery for years and had always wanted to visit because of its history. You should read up on this before you go as it will make the trip so much more meaningful. Important in the resistance and WW2 it has...More

Thank Brendan D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of history, in WWII the Abbot and monks assisted Allied service personnel who were escaping from the German invaders at great risk to themselves. There is a memorial en route the Monastery showing the Abbot carrying a gun alongside a solder. Calm with lovely...More

Thank CISACheltenham
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the place of beauty and peace where you can enjoy the view of the sea and the cedar tree. The little chapel has countless beautiful icon. Before you go to Preveli Beach you should visit it.

Thank Viktória G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful monastery, highly recommended, peaceful atmosphere and nice museum inside. One hour is enough to visit the place

Thank jyusss
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do make sure you are not there at siesta time. Advertised times are morning till evening but it closes for a couple of hours for lunch. We squeezed in a twenty minute visit before being thrown out. Having read the Australian book by Edwards about...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The monastery is not very big but has significant history. There is a small museum. And is worth driving a couple of kilometers. It is not an absolute necessity to visit.

Thank Jos D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tranquility and light breeze coming form the sea is something you'll experiencemoment you take a first step. Impressive pine in a courtyard, momuments of brave monks who rescued soldiers in the WW II...We drank woter from their well- so refreshing! Do not miss the museum!

Thank Jasmina J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting ,if you go there you would not be dissapointed. a lovely quiet place and a real glimpse into it history. the little church was beautiful,one point please be respectful,cover shoulders and legs.If you intend to enter the church. Some people forget i think...More

Thank Sandra M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolutely worth a visit, they have beautiful icons on display, and have a very interesting WWII history ..

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful monastery... If you are going to the beach, it is worth stopping by... Entrance is 3eur

Thank JD D
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Sara7134
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Response from vserge1960 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled by car that we rented and used a navigator :) All I remember is that the road was good.
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