Agia Irini Convent
Agia Irini Convent
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Mair221
Crofty, UK21 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Travelled most of the way here on the tour bus from Rethymno but as the road was closed to Agia Irini, one of the nuns kindly came and picked us up from Roussospiti. We were shown around the place, which was absolutely beautiful and tranquil. We were then driven back to our pick up point by the nun. Such kindness
Written 30 June 2019
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The_Chiappone
Nottingham, UK197 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
I went to see the convent following the tripadvisor recommendation and it was a very good idea.
The convent is on top of a hill and overlooks the valleys of Rethymno. Its a fantastic view.
The church of the convent is a lovely little gem, its very compact and it was exquisitely decorated inside. There is some impressive wood work and the nuns are painting the walls with renaissance style figures.
One of the nun was speeking English and showed us around. There is also a small shop where you can buy some of the convent produces: Raki, Honey, Oil, crochet, and lovely icons.
Definitely recommended to have a look!
Written 23 June 2019
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Atairiastos
Palaiokastro, Greece521 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
This is a spiritual oasis not only in Crete, but furthermore. Orthodox visitors who intend to get some holy power during their visit in Rethymno, they should include this visit.
Written 14 March 2019
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Charles F
Ireland134 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
the little fun train can take you here and it is a special place with a great history and story told beautifully by the nuns (wont spoil it). Nuns work by producing material, painting, honey, etc. and sell in the little shop at very reasonably prices. there is beautiful 360 degree scenery from the top. some up hill walking and steps and on site WC.

As it is a holy place vistors must wearing clothing that covers below the knee
Written 26 October 2018
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Ron Y
Stevenage, UK16 contributions
Sep 2018
Excellent working nunnery with spectacular views over the hills back to Rethymnon. We stopped for a short guided tour of the nunnery where they manufacture various religious items, (icons, pictures etc) and local products such as honey, liquors and, (without exaggeration), the best olive oil we've ever tasted. We bought a litre can and were given another free half can from the Nuns as appreciation of our enthusiasm for their product.
Really nice place to visit.
Written 9 October 2018
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Maria
Adelaide, Australia142 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
An enchanting experience - beautifully restored with a rich spiritual history.... the nuns have done a great loving job restoring this Convent, ex Monastery. It had wide expansive views and take a look at Saint Irinis eyes - they look right at you !! It was such a surprise to meet a beautiful Nun from Adelaide in Australia - our home town, such a special moment.
Written 24 July 2018
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40mmckay
Bathgate, UK4 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
A tranquil visit to a sacred place. The nuns show the areas the chapel the shop and the gardens. The views from the convent are excellent for photos.
Written 26 June 2017
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186460HuwD
Llwyngwril, UK73 contributions
May 2017
A beautiful convent with extremely friendly Nuns, who were warm and welcoming. The grounds were dotted with beautiful plants and lovely new features. The newly rebuild convent was stunning and had the finest details. Our tour showed us around the main event in the convent and then finished in the 'gift shop', which was full of handcrafted souvenirs made by the nuns themselves. All money from the souvenirs goes towards to convent and its restoration. 100% worth the visit.
Written 22 May 2017
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Kymallia
Manchester, UK200 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
This was a beautiful place of great tranquillity – we used the hop -on &- off bus from Rethymno & it was one of the stops . Only small , but we were greeted by a nun who unlocked the church & showed us around , left me to pray & then gave us some history when we were outside .
We especially loved the items in the shop all hand – made , hand -woven & hand- embroidered by the nuns .
We now refer to our Holy insect repellent , Holy soap & holy herb mix , all very good quality .
Written 20 June 2016
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Oksana P
Smolensk, Russia120 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
This was the first Convent that I'd visited, although there are many places around. For Orthodox visitors, this place would be of special interest, as they make orthodox icons for sale. The place is really beautiful, in a location that allows you to see all the town of Rethymnon lying below the convent. The trip to the place goes through very beautiful mountain lanscapes and small villages where locals live. I would recommend to use teh City Tour bus that would take you there - buses go hourly, so you get off, stay there for 1 hour, and then catch the next bus to take you back to Rethymnon.
Written 9 October 2015
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