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Selinari, Crete 831 03, Greece
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

The Happy Train from Sissi has a 30 minute stop at the Monastery on route to Vrahassi. Here, the public can view a small museum dedicated to religious artefacts and clerical clothing, a tiny chapel and a pretty square with views over the valley. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I saw the church as I drove towards Neapoli and stopped by the café. The monastery of St George is very impressive, particularly the insignificant little 13th century church with beautiful paintings.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Always lots of cars parked on the road, but it is a beautiful and tranquil location. The tiny chapel is atmospheric and there is a shrine where we lit a candle to remember a dear friend. There is a cafe next door which serves good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Really nice monastery worth visiting! I enjoyed the calmness and the spiritual atmosphere. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maria M
Reviewed 20 June 2018

a fantastic place to visit,like most greek monastery's it is very colourful and peaceful,there is wonderful artworks and beautiful flower filled gardens,from the small temple in the garden you can sit and enjoy the view down the valley out to the sea.look to the skies...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank KEITH D
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Not only a fascinating monastery with history but the gorge is also famed for the griffon vultures living high above out of the wind

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is an interesting Monastery in my opinion .. beautiful architecture and splendid views. It's often a stop off point on other extended excursions but not to be ignored as a place to sit and relax for a while.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank John L
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We did not plan to visit this monastery. We drove by past is on our way from Milatos to Plaka. It is an oasis of quiet. The arquitecture and flowers are gorgeous. The bell tower even more pretty. If you want to visit 1 monastery...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank tomBCN
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Stunning monastery situated in the mountains above the resort of Sissi. An impressive site as you wind up the hill on the Happy Train tour from Sissi to Varhassi. The train stops here for about 30mins to allow you to wander around the grounds and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank KB12Scotland
Reviewed 24 July 2017

A delightful stop whilst going to Vrahasi on the Happy Train. The monastery is both beautiful and tranquil. The exhibits in the small museum are exquisite. Excellent photo opportunities of the buildings themselves and looking down the gorge to the sea. Leave a few euros...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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