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Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited as part of a day trip. The monastery has a lot of history and is very important to the people of Crete who gave a bank holiday every year to commemorate what happened there. Well worth a visit!

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a interesting monastery with a lot of history. Not so far from Rethymno and visible in one hour

Thank PaoloComo83
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, tranquil place and we enjoyed an hour wandering around and enjoying the gardens and the views. However, as we were about to leave we came across a lone ostrich in a small pen. The poor thing is clearly showing signs of distress and loneliness....More

Thank Sally L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking in front and pay 3 euro to go in. The monastery is beautiful to walk around. And take some nice pictures!

Thank gurt65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit for the architecture alone but the is a historical story attached which it is also worth learning about

Thank tcichris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely visit here on a Sunday morning. It was very quiet even though was Sunday. Beautiful world building surrounded by a courtyard. Lovely gardens and exhibitions that displayed lots of memorabilia showing the history. A very modest fee for entry. Very well worth the visit.

Thank Grewalski
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wonderful monastery exceeds all expectations for its beauty and tranquility. Its history is extraordinary and you should find that out for yourselves!

Thank AdamGNorton
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a visit in Crete this is a must! The monastery is interesting to visit and to experience some important site for Cretan history. Unfortunately the site is not really well documents, the little leaflet you get at the entrance does not give much information...More

Thank Elmar L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit with great significance for the Greek nation. I belueve that the history of the place should be hightlighed in more detail fir the visitors.

Thank VanessaKaterina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place with historic significance for the Greek nation! I think that the history of this place should be highlighted better for the visitors. 3 monks live there.

Thank Katerina_Vanessa
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9.00am to 7.00pm Monday - Sunday inclusive
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Just normal casual clothing, would suggest not really short shorts, and in any case, in the hot sun it is good idea to cover upper arms and knees/thighs!!
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