Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, Heraklion

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  • Photography is forbidden in the Church. However, this is not as bad as the murals are just bruchteilhaft and badly preserved. The small museum is quite interesting, but extra just for a tour of the monastery one way not worth. Who is but anyway in the area or driving in the plateau, can make a detour here.
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  • A wonderful, Orthodox monastery, still inhabited by monks and designed. A peace pole in the landscape of olive trees. The origin is back about 1,000 years.
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  • Visited monastery in the tour "Lassithi plateau-Cave of Zeus-goncharka-Kera monastery". First, we conducted a small introductory course in a small museum on site, then went into the monastery, who wanted-kissed the icon and circuits (according to legend-chains have tried to keep the icon, if I am not mistaken, in Constantinople, but the icon returned miraculously), exit by typing the holy water. In boutique for territory the monastery works very good Greek, who speaks good Russian. He also writes the names of the living and the dead to prayer for them. After attending left feeling of peacefulness and tranquility.
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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.
  • Calm and serene
  • Great little monastery and the story about the Panagia Kardiotissa icon is interesting.
  • Nice Monastery
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