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The Holy Monastery of Preveli: Tours & Tickets

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Preveli, Rethymnon, Crete 74060, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in Plakias we were only 20 minutes away and it was on the way to Aghia Galini which we wanted to visit so thought we would stop in. At 3 euro each we didn’t think it expensive and the museum holds some interesting religious...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pgalpin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old monastery is beautifully built in a spectacular surrounding. All the buildings inside are very clean and beautiful, but the entrance fee is much too high for the hole building and the museum.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stephan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few times a day Plakias has boat connections to Preveli beach. Boats are fast but stepping out on the beach can be tricky. The beach is good, with a restaurant. We walked up the hill towards the monastery (about 1 hour one way, stop...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank RDWilde
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

This legendary monastery has the most beautiful church, filled with breathtaking paintings and art. Unfortunately we are not allowed to take photos inside the church. The monastery is on a hill with an amazing view and they have lots of animals on the property The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank BabyEvaTravels
Reviewed 24 June 2019 via mobile

The very interesting Monastery of Prevely is situated at the south coast of Rethimnon the Monastery is very interesting consists of two small churches joint together "δικλειτος" St John the Theologian and The Anunciation of the Virgin Mary. It has a mall but very interesting...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Nicolas K
Reviewed 4 November 2018

As common for monasteries - nice location and calm atmosphere. A nice church and small museum. The monastery was a hiding place for Allies pilots in WWII.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dan_sofia
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We visited both the current monastery at the top of the hill and although nice the ruins at the foot of the hill are far more interesting and away from the coaches of tourists

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank 229dannyw
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the scenery good location. Monastery is well looked after and a nice place to be around. Sad that my daughter couldnt see all the animals they have - ostrich goats peacock etc. They are all unavailable to the public at all and are closed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Ignatas C
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

A visit to this beautiful monastery includes the church with its historic icons; a sanctuary for ostriches, peacocks, and mountain goats; magnificent views of Gavros and the Libyan Sea, a museum of religious objects and historical artifacts, and a memorial to its role of resistance...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank T2011PQcarol
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Visited the Monastery whilst staying in Plakias we caught the bus from Plakias to the Monastery, cost approx 1.80 Euro each way takes around 20 minutes. Entry into the Monastery 3 Euro per person children FREE. Huge Monastery which has a stunning museum (not permitted...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank elsie6788e
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8 August 2018|
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Response from superluk |
The Monastery is on the top of the hill. 2km from the beach. You better take the car to go there
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11 July 2016|
Response from Sergei V | Reviewed this property |
We traveled by car that we rented and used a navigator :) All I remember is that the road was good.