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Beautiful, pleasant and well-maintained

A beautiful and well-maintained place. We enjoyed wandering around enjoying the pleasant design and... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Idan A
Rosh Haayin, Israel
Beautiful sea view, nice church, good museums and icons

This is a small compound so a quick vist. It is very nice, attractive buildings, good exhibits... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Leesburg, Virginia
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Road from Kolimbari to Afrata, Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

A beautiful and well-maintained place. We enjoyed wandering around enjoying the pleasant design and the landscape. 2 Euro per person. We should have also driven a bit more on the main road in order to get some better picture angles.

Thank Idan A
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This is a small compound so a quick vist. It is very nice, attractive buildings, good exhibits, clear information available. Coming from the USA one new thing to enjoy are the heavily laden grape trellises. The key point, of course, is the church which is...More

1  Thank SuTengKai
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The monastery is a good place to go views from back of it are beutiful. It cost 2 euros to go in but worth it if you are interested in this sort of place

1  Thank Ian G
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I visited this monastery one afternoon around 5.45pm. I am so glad I did. Just before you get there, there is an enclosure of goats that you can go and feed. One of them was perched in a tree like a lookout. Ha ha. When...More

1  Thank Sarah Jayne C
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Nice view to the sea and also nice old buildings on the side of the mountain. Also not easy to find parking and toilets could be tidier. A gift shop. That was the summary for the visit for our small family of three (incl. boy...More

Thank peki321
Reviewed 21 May 2018

A fifteen minute walk from Kolimbari old harbour, the monastery is a quiet peaceful place to visit. Worth seeing and has a beautiful chapel and lots of relics recalling its long and varied history.

1  Thank V8766MKdavids
Reviewed 14 May 2018

A small monastery with history. A stunning view. 2 Euro to enter. There is a small shop inside. Def worth s amall walk.

1  Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This monastery has a museum and specific atmosphere, a wonderful patio where you can rest and meditate. This is not like any other church this is different, you can see peak of the mountain with the cross on top of it from the patio of...More

3  Thank karinawaw
Reviewed 30 December 2017

On a small hill above the blue sea was this lovely monastery. It was very well kept and you could feel the peace with out any stress or hustle. In the monastery was a little gift shop with nice things to buy.

1  Thank Cityscramblers
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The weather was a mix of wind and rain on our day out and despite passing the monastery many times I felt the urge to stop and go inside. Amazing was my first thought. There was a lovely chap from Stylos whose enthusiasm was abundant...More

2  Thank beetrootbabe
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