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Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, Heraklion

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  • The history that is behind this monastery is more than adventurous. An icon were several times by Turkish gestohlen...wurde again brought back with angels and with a chain attached to a pillar. The chain and the pillar can still be admired and are as admired holy relic in the monastery. Note that dress code here. Be something to summery dressed, get a long skirt to the overstay. To make a photo with a nun is not allowed. But otherwise a nice and interesting tourist destination. But unfortunately, there are tourists who behave not adapted. What a pity. The connected Museum is worth a visit.
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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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