Saint John monastery at


Saint John monastery at Skouras
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The deserted monastery of Saint John the Baptist (Agios Ioannis), celebrating on August 29th, is located at position Skouras above Elounda lagoon. The temple is a renovated single-aisled, arched basilica next to the ruins of the monk cells, a water cistern and a two-storey 19th century building with a stable on the ground floor. The foundation of the monastery is dated before 1575. In 1617 it became a dependency of the nearby Areti monastery.

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Additional Info

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

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