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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
,
Barnsley, United Kingdom
via mobile
beautiful monastery

Such a beautiful Monastery on the top of a hill. Because of the heat we did not prepare to cover up... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Eleni s
,
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Went up to the monastery on a bus from Rethymno and was greeted by a sister who kindly showed us round and talked in good English about certain interesting aspects of the place,while she was noisily chewing gum! Beautiful building of the main church and lovely little gift shop with items made by the sisters. Great view from the raised yard of mountains and the city and sea far below. Well worth a visit if you like that kind of thing.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Nicholas B
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Such a beautiful Monastery on the top of a hill. Because of the heat we did not prepare to cover up knees and shoulders before we went, so luckily for us the nun lent us some fresh light colored blankets to cover up as a sign of respect when entering the holy grounds.

I never thought that I could experience such quietness and calmness in a monastery but the heavenly mix of the orthodox look, traditions and the genuine and friendly Nun made the hole experience delightful.

I am going here one more time when I travel back to Crete for sure.

The Nuns also made homemade Oils, soaps, lotions etc for you to buy if you want homemade products. Bring cash!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Eleni s
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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
1  Thank Kai P
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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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