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North Agios Nikitas
At Asterousia Mountains, because of the very low rainfalls, the existence of a spring of water played a key role during the selection of places to develop settlements. Such a small settlement, in which the existence of springs favored its development was the settlement Goulis…
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Panagia Vithanos church at Krotos
The cave church of Panagia at Vithanos is located in a panoramic position of the Loutra Gorge, near the village of Krotos. It is dedicated to Zoodochos Pigi (Life Giving Spring) and one can still see the date 20-5-1765 above the entrance.
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Panagia Gorgoipikoos church at Pigaidakia
The church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos is located at the territory of the village Pigaidakia, near the beginning of the stream that ends on Karavovrissi beach in Kali Limenes. Today only the temple is preserved from the complex that till the beginning of the 20th century…
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Early Christian basilica of Lendas
Lendas is a remote seaside settlement located in the imposing Asterousia Mountains, 74km south of Heraklion. The settlement is built on the site of the ancient city of Levena, which flourished in the Greco-Roman years, as the seaport of Gortyn, which was then the most…
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Zoodochos Pigi Monastery at Kapetaniana
In the wild Asterousia Mountains and on the dirt road that leads from Kapetaniana to Tripiti we meet the old chapel of Panagia Zoodochos Pigi (Life-Giving Spring). The church was the central temple of a small monastery of the 13th century that developed very close…
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Saint Titus
During the second Byzantine period, as the largest and prime official church in the city of Chandax, St. Titus became the seat of the new Orthodox Diocese of Crete. The Venetians later installed a Catholic archbishop and converted the church into a Catholic cathedral.
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Saint Onoufrios Church
The church of Saint Onuphrius is located in the central market of Heraklion and is completely unknown as it is trapped by various shops of the streets 1866, Tsikritzi and Evans. Today one can see its dome from the market of 1866 street or the…
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Agia Pelagia monastery at Ahlada
The monastery of Agia Pelagia, a dependency of Sabbathiana monastery, is located on the side of the stream that ends at the beach of Agia Pelagia.
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Panagia Kera Eleousa monastery, Kitharida
The highly impressive temple of St. Fanourios at Kitharida, currently used as a cemetery, was the temple of an important male monastery of Panagia Eleousa (Our Lady the Merciful). The monastery was a dependency of the Monastery of Saint Irene.
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Saint John Farangitis monastery at Almiros
The Church of St. Anthony was the main church of the former monastery of St. John Farangitis (i.e. Canyoner) that flourished in the period 1350-1669, during the Venetian Era.
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Zoodohos Pigi church at Tylissos
Just outside and south of village Tylissos we meet the small cavernous temple of the Life Giving Spring (Zoodohos Pigi) at location Loutra. The name Loutra is met in various parts of Crete and means the place where there is water. Indeed, behind the picturesque…
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Church of Agia Paraskevi at Pendamodi
In a secluded and lush green area north of village Pendamodi, a dirt road heads to the small single-aisled church of Agia Paraskevi. The surroundings of the temple are beautifully landscaped and here locals organize cultural events in summer.
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Panagia Rodea church at Rogdia
The church of Panagia of Rodea is dedicated to the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary (celebr. March 25th) and is located in the center of the village Rogdia, next to the magnificent 16th-century villa Modino.
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Panagia Gouverniotissa Monastery
The monastery of Panagia Gouverniotissa is located near the village Potamies, 3km east of Heraklion. Today it operates as a monastery, but the church is used regularly for liturgies. It is built on a small hill with nice views to Potamies valley.
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Church of Saint John at Liliano
Half a kilometer away from the small hamlet Liliano, very close to the airport of Kastelli, lies another treasure of Cretan innerland. This is the cemeterial church of Agios Ioannis Rigologos celebrating on August 29.
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Church of Saint Anthony at Meleses
Very close to Castel di Beto by the village Meleses we meet the Byzantine church of St. Anthony. The temple bears frescoes (traces) in bad condition.
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Saint Paraskevi church at Aitania
A few meters north of Aitania village starts an impressively steep downhill dirt road leading to the church of Agia Paraskevi. Agia Paraskevi is located in a valley of incredible beauty filled with ancient tall cypress trees that dominate throughout the region. Just below the…
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Church of Saint Phocas Church at Episkopi
In a rural area of Episkopi, province Pediada, by Heraklion we meet the forgotten and unknown to almost everyone St Phocas (Agios Fokas). Agios Fokas is a ruined church that nowadays has turned into a pile of stones. Only a part of the south wall…
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Church of Saint George at Mathia
Near Mathia village we meet the small single vaulted temple of Saint George, bearing frescoes dating back from the 13th century of foremost importance.
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Church of Saint Nicholas at Lyttos (Xidas)
The small church of Saint Nicholas is located between Lyttos and Kastamonitsa. It bears frescoes of a provincial painter dating back from the 14th century with vivid scenes from the Christological cycle. Frescoes that stand out are the Infanticide in southern wall, the sacrifice of…
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