Crete, What to See & Do - Kokkini Chani https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/category/125-blog-categories/english-en/what-to-see-do/monastery-churches?Itemid=504 Sat, 11 Jul 2020 04:55:28 +0300 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb info@kokkini.info (kokkini.info) https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=71&Itemid=504 https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=71&Itemid=504 The monastery of St. John Theologos (John the Apostle) in Anopolis is located relatively close to Heraklion. Although it has experienced the cruelty of the Turks during the Turkish occupation of Crete, the monastery still operates today. It is built in a beautiful valley at an altitude of 170m, southeast of Anopolis

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One of the most famous monasteries in Crete due to its impressive architecture and the short distance from Elafonisi is the Panagia Chrisoskalitissa Monastery.

The cathedral of the monastery is dedicated to Agia Triada and Koimisis of Theotokos.

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https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=369&Itemid=504 https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=369&Itemid=504 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.

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https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=372&Itemid=504 https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=372&Itemid=504 The Monastery of Agia Triada Tsagarolon is one of the most important monasteries of the end of the Venetian Empire in Crete with a great contribution to the History and Education of the island. It is located on the foot of Stavros mountain chain, in the area "Tzompomilos" of Meleha cape.

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https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=375&Itemid=504 https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=375&Itemid=504 The Arkadi Monastery situated on the island of Crete doesn’t solely belong to this island; it belongs to Greece, Europe and to all five continents – to the whole world.

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https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=378&Itemid=504 https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=378&Itemid=504 The Angarathos monastery is dedicated to the Mother of Christ and is situated on a rather rocky rise between the villages Sgourokefali and Sambas at a distance of 23 km from Heraklion.

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https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=381&Itemid=504 https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=381&Itemid=504 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.

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Gouverneto Monastery (Moni Gouvernetou) is one of the oldest monasteries in Crete, as it was built in 1537.

Gouverneto Monastery, or Our Lady of the Angels as it is also known, is on the Akrotiri Peninsula, about 4 km from Agia Triada Monastery, or 19 km north of Chania.

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https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=387&Itemid=504 https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=387&Itemid=504 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.

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https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=391&Itemid=504 https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=391&Itemid=504 The church of Agios Titos in Heraklion Town, Crete:

The Cathedral of Agios Titos had Byzantine origins in AD 961, was converted to a Catholic church by the Venetians and turned into a mosque by the Ottomans, who used the bell tower as a minaret. It has been an Orthodox church since 1925.

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