Church/Monastery in Hania (Chania)


One of the most famous and extraordinary monasteries in Crete, Agia Triada was built by two brothers, Jeremiah and Lavrentio Jagarolon (both monks and progeny of a prominent Venetian-Cretan family) in 1634 and was finally completed after 1821.
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Next to the vestiges of Katholiko monastery is the cave of Saint John the Hermit.
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In the small, scenic village of Maza is the Byzantine church of Agios Nikolaos. Inside the church is decorated with a lovely collection of religious paintings by Ioannis Pagomenos that tell the story of Saint Nikolaos.
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The road from Hania to the beginning of the Samaria Gorge is one of the most spectacular routes in Crete.
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Just outside the village of Alikambos is the small, pale yellow church of Koimesis.
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Just a couple of kilometers from Elafonissos beach is the impressive monastery of Hryssoskalitisa.
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Located in the small village of Armeni, east of the city of Hania, and nestled amongst numerous olive groves as well as colourful orange and avocado trees is home of the Byzantine church of Agios Nikoloas. A lovely yet weathered yellow stone church worth a view.
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A short distance away from Agia Triada monastery is Gouverneto Monastery, another of the most historically important monasteries on Crete, built in 1537.
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Amid jagged rock and arid surroundings are the remnants of the Katholiko monastery. A half hour walk through the Avlaki Gorge brings you to the buildings, some built right into the rock. Built in the 11th century the monastery was abandoned in the 16th, perhaps due to threats of pirate raids.
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