Saint Peter Monastery at


Saint Peter Monastery at Gallos
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The monastery of Saints Peter and Paul is located at the settlement of Gallos, near the University of Crete and above the gorge of Atsipopoulo. The restored monastery, for which there is no surviving information about its history, is a dependency of the Monastery of Arkadi and was probably dependent on Arkadi since its foundation.

The special church of the monastery is single-aisled with the sanctuary raised on the roof and an impressive Venetian gate, dating to the 15th or early 16th century. This one-room small church is adjacent to the north with a two-storey building with an external staircase and a bell tower. This second building was the residence of the monk. The rest of the auxiliary buildings of the complex date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Rethymnon Prefecture
  • Type: Monastery
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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