Saint Anthony Monastery at

Karydi

Saint Anthony Monastery in Karydi
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The Monastery of St. Anthony is located at an altitude of 536m, north of the village Karydi near Neapolis, on a steep rocky slope. The small monastery today is uninhabited and a program of restoration of its ruined buildings has started.

The temple of the complex is dedicated to St. Anthony and celebrates on January 17. It is barrel-vaulted and one of its walls rest on the rock of the mountain. Near the temple there is a small cave, which was used as a monk cell.

It is a small monastery with the church arranged adjacent to the cells, something very common in the Catholic monasteries of Crete.

Timeline

  • 1600: The monk John Amargianitakis founds the monastery of Saint John.
  • 1612: Akakios Amargianitakis, son of the founder of the monastery, grants the monastery to the monastery of Areti.

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Additional Info

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

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