Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, Heraklion

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice monastery with an amazing view
  • Great little monastery and the story about the Panagia Kardiotissa icon is interesting.
  • One of the many magnificent Greek monasteries

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