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A beautiful monastery!!

A monastery full of history and beauty full of flowers with very welcome and warmheart nuns. It... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2022
S_Fwka
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Naxos, Greece
Must visit while in Rethymno

Went up to the monastery on a bus from Rethymno and was greeted by a sister who kindly showed us... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Nicholas B
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

It is hopon/hopoff stop nice little monastery amd easy to visit eith childs, they sell oen made raki, wine, honey etc.
Beautiful view on the hills

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Stunning location, this nunnery is a place of peace and prayer. We were shown around by a very helpful nun who spoke good English. At the end of our time here we purchased some very tasty liquor from the nun's shop... homemade quinces liquor. Lovely.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

If you are one of those who like to walk and enjoy the countryside, the monastery is located 7 km outside Rethymno, up on the hills.

Enjoy the splendour of nature and come to a real paradise, a place of purifying harmony, beauty and peace.

You will come across deserted watermills, take Theotokopoulou Street, pass from Evligias hill with the fine tree forest and the road will lead you to the Monastery of Nuns which happens to be one of the oldest in Crete.

Two more kms will lead you to the village of Mili, where you can get down to Mili gorge and the old settlement.

Taking the gorge to the end, it will lead you back to the coast of Rethymno.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

When you arrive at the Agia Irini Monastery at Kroussonas you are filled with peace and with a violent history of the past. The defensive system that the priests and countrymen of Kroussonas fought against the Ottoman Empire is reflected in its walls and small museum. A place to remember.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

a fascinating monastery still occupied by nuns. Need to take cover up shoulders and knees as respect although cover is supplied free. We were shown around a little by one of the nuns very interesting and a great experience. Location has wonderful views recommend .we travelled by the hop on hop off bus from Rethymnon

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank hot17
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