1

Agios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) (Malles)

Dating back to the late Byzantine period, this church is built in the architectural style of free cross without dome and has but a few surviving murals.

2

Holy Spirit – Christ the Saviour at Limnakaro

Τhe twin-naved church, dedicated to the Transfiguration and the Holy Spirit, is located in the small plateau of Limnakaro close to the plateau of Lasithi at an ­elevation of 1130 metres. It is the only church of the Lasithi plateau with mural paintings of the Venetian period, a fact that is contrary to the sources […]

3

Agios Georgios (St. George) (Prina)

This is a single-space arch-covered church with murals dating back to the first centuries of the era of Venetian rule.

4
k-mko_n-ag-ioannis-lakkous-01

Saint John the Theologian at Lakkoi

The small church of St. John is located inside the settlement of Lakkoi, abandoned decades ago, to the northeast of Krousta. The church, which had been built in place of an older, larger church, was decorated in 1347/48 by the lord John Klontzias, as the dedicatory inscription on the west wall informs us. The iconographic […]

5

Kato Ai Giorgis (Lower St. George) (Kroutas)

This is a single-space arch-covered church featuring Venetian stone sculptures and 13th century murals.

6

Agios Georgios (St. George) Kavoussiotis (Kritsa)

This is a small single-space arch-covered church with 13th and 14th century murals depicting prophets and full-size-bodied Saints, the most impressive being the exceptionally vibrant Saint George on a horse.

7

Hodegetria (Our Lady of the Way) (Kritsa)

The 19th century two-aisled church is dedicated to the Presentation of the Virgin Mary and to Saint Charalampus. The church is unique in that it combines elements of Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman architecture. It is home to numerous portable icons, chief among them being that of Panagia Galaktotrofoussa (Virgin Mary Nursing the Baby Jesus).

8

Agios Ioannis Prodromos (St. John the Baptist) (Kritsa)

This is a small arch-covered church that was recently restored. The murals date back to 1370 and the most remarkable are those on the eastern side, depicting scenes from hell.

9

The church of Panagia Kera at Kritsa

The three-aisled, barrel-vaulted church of the All-Holy Virgin ‘the Lady’ with a dome on the nave is located to the south and at a distance of around 500 metres from the settlement of Kritsas. The church is one of the most important visited monuments of Crete because of its extensive and well-preserved wall painting decoration […]

10

Michael the Archangel at Lakonia

The single-nave, externally simple, church of Michael the Archangel, in the south ­outskirts of the settlement of Lakonia, has in its interior one of the best preserved wall painting compositions of the 15th century in Crete, painted in 1431/32. The ­iconographic programme in the main church includes only five scenes from the Gospel cycle as […]