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Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
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US$118.40*
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Cretan Villages and Countryside Tour from Chania with Lunch
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Akrotiri
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 7 October 2013

If you're in between Kounoupidianá and Stavrós, you have to visit the monastery. Don't miss the church and its huge altar.

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Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

To put our visit in context we walked from Charafakia as we were determined not to hire a car whilst here. It was 4km of easy road and a charming walk through the Cretan countryside of vines, olive groves and pastel painted villas. My husband hates walking but found it easy and even carried back olive oil pressed from the olives grown at the monastery. The Monastery is beautifully maintained and inside is another world, amazing artefacts from a time gone by. Well worth a visit, well worth the walk!

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

We went to this monestary on the tail end of tourist season. It wasn't very crowded which was nice. This monestary is well kept and has very nice, beautiful items that document the history of the Holy Trinity in the Chorafakia area. I think this is definitely one of the "must see" attractions in the Chania area. One suggestion though: Since this is a monestary, dress nice. For the females, wear something that goes bwlow the knees if possible and something that covers the shoulders. If you go without this attire, the monestary has loaner garments that will make you compliant. Also, avoid taking pictures of the monks as it's forbidden. This location also has a nice gift shop where they sell both wine and olive oil that are both made by the monks on site. Both are surely worth the purchase. Enjoy this jem in the Akrotiri countryside!!

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Visit this monastery if you are in the CHANIA area; it is beautiful, serene, calming !

The buildings are magnificent with a small but very relaxing garden,full of cats and plants.Inside visit de main central part ,but do not forget to enter on the left small room which is full of saint relics.

In the museum you can see a lot of old books and clothes of the archibishop and bishop,and other old religious items.

I suppose entrance is 2 Eur/visitor but we were allowed to enter free for paying (probably because we are orthodox).

Do not miss it,is only about 15-20 km. from Chania




Visited September 2012

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

I visited Moni Agia Triada/Holy Trinity Monastery yesterday; if you're in the area, it's definitely worth visiting. It feels like every sightline is a picture or a painting. It's a really beautiful building. There's a small museum in the monastery, with displays on icons, coins and priestly clothes, as well as a shop selling the monastery's famous oil, wines and herbs, as well as postcards, icons and so on.

I've added some pictures, but they really don't do justice to the place.

Entry was €2 and young children went for free. Thoroughly worthwhile. There is, in common with other churches and monasteries, a requirement for modest dress. Sleeveless tops, swimwear and so on are not allowed, although there are skirt/wrap type things to borrow.

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