Religious Monuments of

Ierapetra

The province of Ierapetra has hosted a large number of monasteries that do not operate today, mainly in the mountainous regions of Dikti near the borders with the province of Viannos and in the mountain range of Thripti.

Agia Marina church at Messeleri

The Byzantine church of Agia Marina is preserved in the cemetery of village Meseleri in Ierapetra with exceptional wall paintings dating back to the Venetian era (14th century). Among the frescoes that stand out are the birth of Jesus and the Descent to Hades in the sanctuary (instead of the usual depiction of the Ascension of Jesus).

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Christ Savior monastery in Psathi

On the main road that leads from Koutsounari to the village of Agios Ioannis in the province of Ierapetra we meet a sign to the Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior in Psathi. From there, a bad dirt road leads us to the position Psathi where this small monastery, also known as Pelekkissia, was built

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Panagia Church at Psychro

The church of Panagia in Psychro, province Ierapetra, is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (August 15th) and is recorded to the Venetian census of monasteries and temples of the 17th century. It belongs to the parish of the village of Agios Ioannis and there is a big feast taking place here annualy.

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