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Beautiful set of buildings in a super landscape. Lovely little church and famous icons. We should have visited their winery as we tasted it elsewhere and it was excellent.Very peaceful environment be aware of the savage flush in their traditional Greek hole in the floor...More
Although the drive is quite steep and scary in places the monastery is worth a visit. Massive amount of copper etchings and other artefacts to see. Beautiful garden with a small taverns offering both food and drinks. Good value. Recommend
Great experience. Fascinating monastery. Really interesting museum displays. The best English language selection of cultural and heritage books I have seen so far in Crete. Good photo opportunities inside monastery courtyard but not of course in the church or museums. Highly recommended. Went to winery...More
One of the most historic and gorgeous monasteries I've seen. But staff needs to take an example from the highly organized Arkadi and/or Preveli monasteries. No map, no way of self-guiding yourself through a tour, unless you do your homework before getting here. If you're...More
This monastery is about 20 km East of Sitiea up a hill. It is a really lovely place to take for a walk and sightseeing. You can see a lot of old icons.
Also existing a Souvenir shop and a wineyard on the other side...More
A perfectly Cretan experience, the knowledgeable staff who spoke perfect English was brilliant in explaining the various tastings we had, came away with a beautiful bottle of dessert wine. Well worth a look :)
Travelled here to partake in some wine tasting as we had experienced one of their products back in Australia. Tasting was thorough and the host very knowledgeable - It helped we had the room to ourselves. If you can, pony up the euros for the...More
we took a bus from Sitia. Very easy, but it gave us no choice for the time of return. We had 2 and a half hour, which is much seeing one building. Fortunately the monestry are winemakers, and there is a tasting room approx 200...More