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“Wonderful Day Trip”

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
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“Wonderful Day Trip”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our stop at the Monastery was a pleasant surprise during our stay in Chania. We were lucky enough to visit the Monastery without tour buses or crowds of people. The location is stunning and like stepping back into time. The courtyard and gardens surrounding the church are beautiful, and the church itself (while small) is impressively decorated and maintained. The small museum gave good insight into the history and importance of the Monastery. We spent more time here than we anticipated strolling through the courtyard and enjoying the scenery. We bought some very good olive oil, and wish we could have tasted the wines before buying.

Visited June 2014
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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