Saint Anthony Fraro at


Fraro Monastery at Neapolis
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The Monastery of Fraro or Saint Anthony (Agios Antonios) in Simeti is located 1km west of Neapolis. It is a ruined Franciscan convent dedicated to Saint Anthony (San Antonio). The name Fraro comes from the Latin word Frari, as the Franciscan friars were called.

The monastery has a typical Roman architecture and is currently ruined. Close to the temple, at position Vigli, you will see a modern sculpture, where the Mother's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May.


  • Early 14th century: The Franciscans found the monastery
  • 1330: Here starts his religious career Peter Filargos, who is elected as Pope (in 1409) with the name Alexander 5th.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture
  • Type: Church
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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