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 typical Roman architecture and is currently ruined. Close to the temple, at position Vigli, you will see a modern sculpture, where 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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