Epanosifis Monastery is situated at an altitude of 480m. It is located 32 km east from Heraklion and is considered to be one of the richest and largest monasteries of Crete.
It was developed during the ottoman rule and it is dedicated to St George.
The seaside Monastery of Panagia Odigitria is located about 26km west of Chania and 2.5km north of Kolimbari.
The monastery is also known as Lady of the Angels Monastery of Gonia (Gonia = Corner) due to its location on the western edge-corner of the bay of Chania.
This monastery (Agios Ioannis Theologos in Greek) lies in a verdant setting Southeast of the village of Anópoli. It used to be part of the Saint George (Agios Giorgios) monastery, which is located to the North, which was abandoned following the frequent pirate raids in the 15th and 16th centuries and all the monks moved to the monastery of Saint John.
The foundations of the imposing cathedral of Saint Minas, one of the largest in Greece, were laid on 25 March 1862 as a token of gratitude by the citizens for the saint’s protection of the city.
The site is said to have been indicated by a monk to whom St Minas appeared in a vision.
The monastery of ‘Toplou’ or of the Virgin Mary of the Cape ‘Panagia Akrotiriani’ constitutes the most important fortified monastic complex of northeastern Crete, with an imposing bell-tower decorated in renaissance style rising on its western side, above the main gate.