Transfiguration Monastery



Transfiguration Monastery at Kastelos
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At the area of ​​Varypetro, on a rocky hill below the the ruins of the Byzantine fort Kastellos we meet the newly erected monastic buildings of the monastery Chrisopigi located in Chania town. This place was blessed with his presence in 2002 by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who walked in the trails in the area and laid the foundation stone of the new monastery temple, dedicated to the Transfiguration of Christ. On Sunday, September 2, 2012, Patriarch Bartholomew inaugurated the temple.

The visitor can admire the beauty of the area by walking in the trail connecting the picturesque monastery to the dependency of Agia Kyriaki.


  • 2002: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew laid the foundation stone of the temple
  • 2012: The new monastery is inaugurated by the Patriarch Bartholomew

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Type: Monastery
  • Peak Period: Modern Greek (1913-Today)
  • Accessibility: Paved road
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  • Phone: +30 28210 91125, +30 28210 29840
  • Fax: +30 28210 97600

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