The Religious monuments of Crete

Agios Vasilios

At the province of Agios Vasilios in Rethymnon prefecture we meet mostly small inactive monasteries that today retain only their temples.

Church of Transfiguration at Kissos

The double aisled church of the Transfiguration of Christ the Savior and Saint Catherine is located in the settlement of Kissos, province Agios Vasilios. It is the central temple of this beautiful village.

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Saint George church at Lambini

The church of Saint George (Agios Georgios) is located at position Maza, just east of the village Lambini in the province of Agios Vasilios. The church is overshadowed by the imposing nearby church of Panagia. It is a small single-nave arched-roofed temple, hidden in vegetation by the main road passing by.

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Saint Basil church at Agios Vasilios

The church of Saint Basil of Caesarea (Agios Vasilios) is located in the center of the historic village of Agios Vassilios or Kato Sivritos, which was the seat of Castelo San Baseglio and gave its name to the province of Agios Vasilios. It consists of the original 13th-century dome-shaped cruciform temple, with a second aisle added in the second half of the 19th century.

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Saint Photine Church at Preveli

The church of Saint Photine (Agia Fotini) is located east of the Preveli Monastery and very close to the imposing Kourtaliotis gorge and the beach of Preveli. It is a small single-nave with a simple exterior, with only one decorative element; a cross with four pinakia (ornamental round ceramic plates) above the entrance.

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Life Giving Spring church at Kavousi

The church of Zoodochos Pigi is located at the position Sfakias and serves as the cemeterial church of the village Kavoussi. It is dedicated to the Theotokos and has the name of the Life giving Spring (Zoodochos Pigi), referring to the Marian pilgrimage of the same name in Constantinople.

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Saint George church at Xylomacheri

The church of Saint George (Agios Georgios) in position Xylomacheri is located east of the Preveli Monastery, very close to the imposing Kourtaliotis Gorge and at the exit of the Fratiano Gorge. It is a small one-room arched-vaulted church dating from the mid-13th century, which was later expanded to the west.

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