Saint John the Forerunner


Saint John at Platanakia
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The church of Saint John the Forerunner is located just outside the village of Stylos (Apokoronas province) at position Platanakia. It is one-aisled church built in 1898 and celebrating on August 29 (a big fest takes place then). Around the church there are many plane trees which offer shade to visitors and there are benches and tables making the place ideal for picnics.

Next to the church there is one of the springs of river Kyliaris surrounded by gardens. From the chapel you can follow the path along the river till the springs of Stylos through lush vegetation, watermills and water channels. Kyliaris is the second river in water quantity in Crete being stable all year round.

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Additional Info

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

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