Holy Cross church

Kastelana

Holy Cross Church at Kastelana
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At position Kastelana southwest of village Kalamafka and at the beginning of the Havgas Gorge there are the three churches of the Panagia Kalafatiani, the Holy Cross and Saint George, all very old. The church of Holy Cross (Timios Stavros) is built on the top of an impressive rocky hill at an altitude of 750m with stunning views of Ierapetra. Inside, it bears some frescoes from the Venetian era.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture
  • Type: Church
  • Peak Period: Venetian Era (1204 AD - 1669 AD)
  • Accessibility: Walking

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