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“Beautiful setting and wonderful atmosphere”

Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
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Cretan Villages and Countryside Tour from Chania with Lunch
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Akrotiri
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
BC, Canada
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“Beautiful setting and wonderful atmosphere”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Only a short drive outside of Chania, this monastery is really worth visiting. If you only visit one monastery on Crete, I would say this should be the one. Setting and atmosphere are truly magnificent.
We were lucky to enjoy it almost to ourselves by visiting early in the day. I am sure much of the magic would be lost if a visit was overshadowed by crowds.

Visited May 2014
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“A must do, if you are in the area”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

As mentioned in prior reviews, this is a gorgeous property, with lovely buildings, monastery/church and internal grounds.

You will need a car to get there (20-30 mins from Chania Town, 10 mins from the airport), but we spent 45 minutes here and absolutely loved it (and even bought some wine and olive oil in their shop).

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Perfect time to visit is early evening once the crowds have gone and the evening light illuminates the beautiful, though dilapidated , structure of the building

Visited May 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

We started our tour of Chania with a visit to the Akrotiri monastery. It was a good experience to see an old monastery. It had a church with a fabulous altar and marvelous icons like those found in Istanbul. It also had a small museum.

Seeing the Chania country side on the way back to the harbor is a nice bonus after visiting the monastery. The guide explained that Crete is like a small continent with self sustaining capacity. This is the reason why it was a goal for the Nazi to conquer it, aside from its strategic location to Europe and Africa.

Visited October 2013
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“Visit during the Greek Easter!”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

The Monastery of Agia Triada Tsangarolon is a Greek Orthodox monastery in the Akrotiri peninsula, not far from Chania airport. It also contains a museum and a small shop where you can buy insence, vinegar. wine and cheese. The monastery is said to be one of the major historical monuments of the island.
The monastery church is beautiful and I recommend that you wander round the area for a while. Do take a look at the quite large exhibition of woodcarvings and icons in the monastery Museum.
The Monastery produce it´s own wine which you can buy. They also sell other products produced in Crete, like a honey and balsamico vinegar of good quality.
If you can visit the Monastery during the greek Easter, you are in for some beautiful experiences, it never ceaces to impress me the feeling you get of real devotion from the church-goers and their dedication to their religion. It is impressive. I highly recommend a visit to the Monastery!

Visited April 2013
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