Saint Nicholas by


Saint Nikolaos monastery by Sternes
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Between the village Sternes and the Monastery Koudoumas, on the wild and arid range of Asterousia, we meet the abandoned village and the church of St. Nicholas (celebrating on December 6th). The church was a dependency of the monastery Koudoumas and the village is referred in a document of 1577.

During the Second World War, in 1942, the monks of Koudoumas were evicted by the Germans and took refuge in the monastery of St. Nicholas, where they moved their relics. During the war, the monastery hosted the guerillas of the area.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Type: Church
  • Peak Period: Venetian Era (1204 AD - 1669 AD)
  • Accessibility: Dirt track

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