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Chryssoskalitissa Monastery, Elafonissi

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Chrysoskalitissa Monastery is a 17th-century Orthodox Christian monastery located on the island of Crete, Greece. Located on the south-west coast of the island, in the municipal unit Innachori, it lies some 72 kilometres south-west of Chania. Built up on rocks some 35 metres high, it overlooks the Libyan Sea. According to Cretian tradition, the name of the monastery is derived from one of the ninety steps which lead there, which is said to be golden ("chryso" in Greek). The monastery is dedicated to the Holy Trinity ("Agia Triada") and the Dormition of Virgin Mary ("Koimisis Theotokou").
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  • Sat on the rocks looking out to sea is the Chrisoskalitissa Monastery. There is a small car park, not far from the main road leading to Elafonissi beach. There is a donation/entrance fee of 2 euros pe...  more »
  • We went to visit this small monastery, entrance cost 2€ and very nice view of the sea from there. If you have half hour time I will recommend to pass from there  more »
  • Beautiful view from top we had lot of pictures. Very quite place not much crowded. U should be modestly dressed  more »
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  • Could really feel the presence of God ... amazing vibes ! #monktastic
  • Ιερά Μονή Χρυσοσκαλλίτισσας Chrysoskalitissa (of the Golden step) Monastery Le monastère de Chrysoskalitissa Das Chryssoskalitissa – Kloster Монастырь Хрисоскалитисса
  • Lovely views, well preserved monastery, but light on historical info at the site. Worth a stop on the way to or from elafonissi
  • Location and views are superb.
  • A relaxing place on the way to Elafonisis.