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Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, Heraklion
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  • Monastery Of Kera Kardiotissa Convent. The secluded Heart of the Virgin monastery, where you can touch the miraculous icon, heal, healing and peace. This is the best list of miracle-working icon of the Theotokos. The original is now in Rome, in the Church of St. Alphonse. This is a very old monastery, which has existed since the times of the second Byzantine period (961-1204). It consists of two parts of the Church with beautifully decorated Windows. On the sides of the church a large decorated arches. 14-century frescoes inside the Church and ancient icons. The wooden altar Church handmade truly is beautiful. In the year 1498, the icon was stolen from an Italian dealer and taken to Rome. The icon out of the monastery and earlier, as there are several interesting legends about which we will describe later, but she returned each time. At this time the original icons of the Virgin Kardiotissy was lost for Crete forever. The last time the icon back with chains and a piece of columns, which can be viewed in the courtyard of the monastery, and the chain is stored inside. The Church's own Museum of church utensils. In the collection there are valuable icons of the 14th century.
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  • Outside the Heraklion about 45 minutes driving to the village of ceramic ... There is a marking ... a very picturesque part that www.Grecotel.com. ... If you are I would tell you to remember entry ... Not to say do I pay and my FERTE COP. .. I did get in without it. .. Straight semifinals victims but more is amazing part!!
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  • Very excited that this year visited the monastery of Kera Kardiotissa convent ("Virgin of the heart") in the District of plateau. The monastery at least 800 years, and here is very famous for the miraculous icon. It is a quiet place that provides peace of mind and a lot of impressions. Living history, sincere believers nuns, great place-all admirable. Which of the monastery overlooks the Lassithi plateau is a fairy tale! There's a pretty high up in the mountains, the climate is very different: in the heat of the day at the top was fresh and slightly cool, amazing air forced breathe, incredible gave tuned romantic mood. Feel there myself out of time, out of space. Ancient walls gave peace and the surrounding magnificent nature-admiration. Vegetation there, of course, completely different than the rest, the blazing sun scorched part of Crete. We, the residents of Mountain-Lake-steppe edge, even the birthplace as if a breath) to all I advise to go there, we loved it!
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