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A famous monastery in Crete

As common for monasteries - nice location and calm atmosphere. A nice church and small museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sofia, Bulgaria
The ruins are better

We visited both the current monastery at the top of the hill and although nice the ruins at the... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
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Preveli, Rethymnon, Crete 74060, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As common for monasteries - nice location and calm atmosphere. A nice church and small museum. The monastery was a hiding place for Allies pilots in WWII.

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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We visited both the current monastery at the top of the hill and although nice the ruins at the foot of the hill are far more interesting and away from the coaches of tourists

1  Thank 229dannyw
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the scenery good location. Monastery is well looked after and a nice place to be around. Sad that my daughter couldnt see all the animals they have - ostrich goats peacock etc. They are all unavailable to the public at all and are closed...More

1  Thank Ignatas C
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

A visit to this beautiful monastery includes the church with its historic icons; a sanctuary for ostriches, peacocks, and mountain goats; magnificent views of Gavros and the Libyan Sea, a museum of religious objects and historical artifacts, and a memorial to its role of resistance...More

2  Thank T2011PQcarol
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Visited the Monastery whilst staying in Plakias we caught the bus from Plakias to the Monastery, cost approx 1.80 Euro each way takes around 20 minutes. Entry into the Monastery 3 Euro per person children FREE. Huge Monastery which has a stunning museum (not permitted...More

2  Thank elsie6788e
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I had known of this monastery for years and had always wanted to visit because of its history. You should read up on this before you go as it will make the trip so much more meaningful. Important in the resistance and WW2 it has...More

1  Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Lots of history, in WWII the Abbot and monks assisted Allied service personnel who were escaping from the German invaders at great risk to themselves. There is a memorial en route the Monastery showing the Abbot carrying a gun alongside a solder. Calm with lovely...More

2  Thank CISACheltenham
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is the place of beauty and peace where you can enjoy the view of the sea and the cedar tree. The little chapel has countless beautiful icon. Before you go to Preveli Beach you should visit it.

2  Thank GlobeTrotting714641
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Wonderful monastery, highly recommended, peaceful atmosphere and nice museum inside. One hour is enough to visit the place

1  Thank jyusss
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Do make sure you are not there at siesta time. Advertised times are morning till evening but it closes for a couple of hours for lunch. We squeezed in a twenty minute visit before being thrown out. Having read the Australian book by Edwards about...More

1  Thank David M
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11 July 2016|
Response from Sergei V | Reviewed this property |
We traveled by car that we rented and used a navigator :) All I remember is that the road was good.