The Holy Monastery of Preveli

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The Holy Monastery of Preveli

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K M
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The monastery is peaceful and clean with an old world charm. There is even a little museum inside as well as a small shop where the monks sell quality Cretan honey they themselves produce. They also sell handmade beeswax candles, prayer ropes and incense; all made by the monks. You can even find religious books. All the money goes to the monastery's upkeep and with only four monks left the locals help out a lot. Right outside the monastery is a little cafe. There are also many beautiful flowers and a zoo. A must see for visitors to the island of Crete.
Written August 12, 2022
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Andrew A
London, UK154 contributions
Everything is clean and quiet and has a zoo. How unusual is that? I happened to be around the Holly week and there were hundreds of people during services.
Written May 5, 2022
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Elisabeth R
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Took the bus from Plakias. One euro sixty. The cost to enter is three euros. Lot of history. Nice animal sanctuary, deer, peacocks, birds and lots of cats. Interesting history of involvement in he creacian war. Spectacular views
Written October 5, 2021
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Suturama
Sardinia, Italy150 contributions
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Bad experience, not worth to go there. The monastery is touristic and without charme (3€ ticket) my suggestion is not to make this stop and go only to preveli beach and gorge .
But the main problem is that there is completely no attention to precautionary measures and regulation for covid spread: big groups of tourists and also guides are inside the small museum and Church (close places) gathered together and completely without mask, while outside you have curfew and orange-red zones.
Really unacceptable and dangerous for other visitors.
Written August 14, 2021
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paullamar69
Arad, Romania266 contributions
It is very nice located and well maintained attraction. It is a very respected monastery in Crete because during time the monks fought together with the locals against the invaders.
Written August 14, 2021
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pgalpin
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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.
Written September 23, 2019
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Stephan P
Linz, Austria31 contributions
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.
Written September 22, 2019
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RDWilde
Turnhout, Belgium222 contributions
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.
Written September 16, 2019
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BabyEvaTravels
Oslo, Norway1,338 contributions
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
Written August 7, 2019
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Nicolas K
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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.
Written June 24, 2019
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