The Religious monuments of Crete

Agios Vasilios

Saint John Voulgaris Monastery, Melambes
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The monastery of Saint John at location Voulgaris today is uninhabited and only the church of St. John the Baptist (celebrating on June 24) and a few traces of cells survive. The monastery operated probably from the 15th century and soon gained a huge fortune (thousands of olive trees).

In about 1770 the monastery became a dependency of the Monastery Asomati at Amari province and was abandoned in 1900.

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Additional Info

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

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