Gouverneto Monastery, Chania Prefecture

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  • Circling west Crete in may, we have set aside a whole day on the Akrotiri peninsula. This chudesnejshie place, because here on a small plot of land many incredible places. One of the routes on the Akrotiri Gouverneto monastery began, in which we have not got (Monastery, opened to visitors in strictly specified time), but around bypassed. A beautiful area, but I can't say anything more, but further behind the monastery begins the path to one of the most beautiful places in Crete (stone, underground cells of the monks, the grotto, and the Catholic monastery Arkudiotissa Gorge to the sea).
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  • The monastery is a well constructed hiking trail to the Katholiko monastery ruins. This is fantastically located in the landscape and can be reached in 30 minutes.
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  • Have made the descent to the great and where the monks stayed and ancient monastery. A descent of about 25 minutes. Beautiful nature. Complete rest. The monastery itself is ultimately what against. The walk along the narrow paths makes up for it. No entrance. A voluntary contribution is requested for the restoration of the monastery.
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  • As of now (May 2015) the monastery is under renovation, so you'll see nothing more than the garden. Bear also in mind that the famous path to the sea behind the monastery is said to be closed (there is a notice), but everybody seems to walk it nonetheless.
  • Why the peace that I have heard in some monasteries, or the vibrant understanding of all the senses, are only a shadow of light
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  • Very nice monastery, nice and quiet. Nice museum with their silverware. Garden well maintained with many different plants. Fragrant citrus trees.
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  • Very nice and interesting if you arrive too early you go to other monasteries and come back later
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  • This dot on the map-the monument of war 1945 (all that figured in Greek), mounted behind the fence of the monastery, at the beginning of the trail to the cave of the Virgin Females. The monastery itself-Moni Erimitou Gkouvernetou Ioannou on map (see companion). Open for visits from 8:00 up to 12:00 days. Remarkable intrinsic painting Temple!
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