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Moni Chrisoskalitissis, Crete 73012, Greece
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The road to the monastery was along the side of the amazing topographical landscape that defines the island of Crete. The mountain ranges change from mountains that look like gigantic boulders to flat top ranges and boulder-strewn mountains that rise to the heavens. They are...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

A beautiful monastery by the sea. Tradition says that a stairway was gold or that under it there were buried gold or gold jewels. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. From its courtyard you can admire the sea and the plain of Chrysoskalitissa....More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Yes it's Monastery, but that's about it really. Tiny exhibition and little to see. Not worth going here.

Thank greg_and_sue
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Visit the place and get to the Monastery after several steps. The view is amazing. The sea dark blue with lots of rocks very wild. The church is very traditional small and there you can light a small candle Maria Jesus mother the church is...More

Thank Ioanna T
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is a nice monastery. It is old enough and has a lot of history. It is an interesting place to visit before of after a swim at Elafonisi or Kedrodasos. Near there is also Leuki Limni, a place from paradise, where you can swim.

Thank George T
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The church is small and not particularly lavish by Greek Orthodox standards. The museum is too dark to see anything. Don't moan at the €2 admission just think of it as a charitable donation to the Local economy.

Thank David S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This monastery sits out on the Akrotiri peninsula and is a must see site - you do need your own vehicle though. Beautiful flower filled grounds and a lovely building - it is truly beautiful inside. The monks make and sell their own honey, raki...More

2  Thank davidandmel
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Coming here the route from Chania or Kissamos is just fantastic as you can see the little gorge of Topolia and innumerous other little natural beauties almost untouched . The Monastery stands on a very panoramic spot and you can have an unforgetable sunset ....More

Thank Argyro K
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had been to Elafonissi beach for swimming/sun bathing,on the way back to apts.stopped off here for 15 mins or so,used the toilets.You can go up to and in to the Monastery, entrance fee 2€

Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stopped off here on our way to Elafanissi beach. It's an easy walk up the steps with great views. Lots of history.

Thank Sylvia D
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Response from CHARLES H | Reviewed this property |
There is a cracking beach not far from there with beautiful pink-sand with a few taverna's.