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Panagia Perampeliotissa in Perambela
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The monastery of Panagia Perampeliotissa dedicated to the Nativity of Virgin Mary (Genesion), is located north of the village Kourounes and south of Nofalias, quite close to Neapolis.

Built in the Venetian Era, the monastery still stands deserted in the middle of the small village Perambela, which was developed around the monastery in the late 19th century. During the Great Revolution of 1866, many residents from the surrounding villages found shelter here. Today, the church and only a few buildings of the monastic complex still survive.

The monastery is still famous for the icon of Panagia Perampeliotissa (Virgin Mary from Perambela), which is considered miraculous and attracts pilgrims from all over Crete on September 8.

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Additional Info

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

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