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Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, Heraklion

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4.7
  • No longer a monastery it is now a nunnery. Nice old church which icons and frescos. Great views. Good toilets.  more »
  • We stopped on the way to somewhere else. It cost just 2 Euros to get in which goes towards the renovation of the place the nuns are a little grumpy. It’s a really small monastery (convent) you can vis...  more »
  • We visited this monastery on our way back from Lasithi Plateau. Small but very impressive. Small church with courtyard, museum and shop. DO BE PROPERLY DRESSED - MEN WEAR TROUSERS> WOMEN HAVE SHOULDER...  more »
Google
  • 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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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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