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All reviews wine cellar olive oil akrotiri peninsula small museum gift shop small admission fee no photography every corner interesting things greek orthodox peaceful place hire car an absolute chania area stavros beach cover up worth a visit
Drove up in our hire car from near Chania. Was a little tricky to find as google maps tried to take us down a closed road! But could see it by then and circumnavigated our way round to it. Beautiful tranquil place
surrounded by olive...More
We visited the monastery on advice from our hotel. We were touring around on a day where the weather was not great so it was a nice place to visit. It is a working monastery so there are areas not open to the public. Interesting...More
This was a real surprise. Lovely old stone Venetian buildings and well kept gardens in a perfectly peaceful setting. The church is a beauty. Some of the religious paintings didn’t make sense to me and it would have been nice to have some sort of...More
We drove from Chania in rented car took us around 15min to get there. 2.5e for the entry. They have small gift shop and wine celery there you can taste wine and later buy in the shop.
Place itself is beautiful and very peaceful. We...More
We visited with a tour and were pleasantly surprised at how pretty and tranquil the place was. Lots of lovely cats around the buildings and really lush gardens. We tasted a few oils and wines and bought a tin of olive oil made on the...More
Regardless of its religious value, the architecture of the place is clearly Venetian, i.e. very romantic, with lush plants and a dreamy arches. You can visit the wine cellar and olive oil mill and enjoy a free tasting session. Buy the oregano, semi-sweet white wine...More
This is a very attractive monastery near Akrotiri. You can take a look in the main building, walk up the steps to the top of the walls to get good views, enjoy the well kept garden and the architecture in general. This is a very...More
We used buses some of our days for trips to Chania, but eventually we found it necessary to rent a car. My proposal for you would be to rent a taxi for a roundtrip to the peninsula. Then you could include Stavros Bay, some... More
We used buses some of our days for trips to Chania, but eventually we found it necessary to rent a car. My proposal for you would be to rent a taxi for a roundtrip to the peninsula. Then you could include Stavros Bay, some other monasteries, perhaps Souda Bay war graves. A local chauffeur could certainly show you some hidden gems too, I guess.
We went by bus to a famous spot on the south coast, but after visiting "Clapham junction", this prehistoric trail site, we had to go several kilometers back to another town because the only bus for an hour was overcrowded and didn't stop.