Religious Monuments of Agios Thomas

St Anthony

Saint Anthony Eunuch
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The small single-nave church of St. Anthony Eunuch is well hidden in a wooded location of Agios Thomas, next to Domaine Stratakis. The temple dates back from the Venetian Era and bears no frescoes.

It operated as a dependency of the monastery of Vrontissi (there are traces of nuns’ cells) and it had a special operation license by the Ottomans. The nunnery for some time housed a Girls' Orphanage and we still see carved tombs at the courtyard, where bones of children were identified.

The church celebrates on January 17 and recently it is customary to be open on Easter (Holy Saturday).

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Type: Church
  • Accessibility: Dirt track

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