Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, Heraklion

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  • August 5, 2017
    Beautiful monastery where there has been a real popular piety around a miraculous icon and a mystical chain. Nuns still live on site. .
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  • July 28, 2017
    The monastery is on the way to Lassithi plateau in the mountains. Entrance fee, as in many Cretan monasteries. We caught a lot of tourists. Honestly, Savvatjano monastery liked much more. In General, the territory of the monastery is quite small, comfortable, lots of colors. The place is beautiful, but we have special experiences did not leave.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Monastery treasure-trove of religious objects as in many others (books, fabrics, objects of worship, etc.), as well as an icon of the Virgin in the chain whose story is told.
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  • May 15, 2017
    Beautiful monastery up in the mountains. Very welcoming, 2€ entry and stunning views. Must cover up, be respectful. If you forget to cover up they do offer wraps to cover your legs. Take a light coverall for your top half.
  • September 1, 2016
    An attractive monastery up in the mountains, it's worth a stop as the entrance fee is reasonable (€2). It's worth noting that women will be asked to cover up if they're too casually dressed, but wraps are freely available at the entrance for this purpose. Men wearing shorts, however, seem to have nothing to worry about.
  • May 28, 2017
    Nice monastery with an amazing view
  • November 24, 2015
    Great little monastery and the story about the Panagia Kardiotissa icon is interesting.
  • February 5, 2017
    One of the many magnificent Greek monasteries

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Heraklion serves as a convenient base for exploring Crete and draws big crowds with its centrally located hotels, which offer free Wi-Fi, secure parking, private swimming pools, and fitness facilities. Although pricey, staying in the city center also keeps you near the area's top shopping, dining, and entertainment. If you don't mind driving to shops and restaurants, explore the mid-range hotels and small inns farther away from the busy coastline, where you can choose a budget-friendly room with sea views and easy access to quiet beaches.
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