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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
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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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 2 August 2018
Elena19326
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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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Nicholas B
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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Elena19326
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 kaide81
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
1  Thank Y7799PEjonathans
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....More

Date of experience: May 2016
4  Thank greekcypriot2009
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...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit, they request you cover your shoulders and knees at the entrance, if not then they have big scarves to wrap around yourself which does make it more interesting. Lovely little shop at the end of the tour full of handmade...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank allie996
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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank hot17
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

We were met by one of nuns on arrival who spoke very good English and showed us around the church explaining the recent restoration of the site by the current inhabitants. It is a very quiet and peaceful place well worth the trip up to...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Paul J
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Agia Irini is one of the stops on the Rethymno City Tour open top bus. It is a restored nunnery with a community of resident nuns. An English speaking nun showed me around and told me about the icon of St Irini in the church...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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