Holy Monastery of St Nicholas at Zaros
The monastery of St. Nicholas, once a dependency of the monastery of Valsamonero, is located a kilometre and a half north of the settlement of Zaros, at the south entrance to the ravine of St. Nicholas. It is mentioned as a dependency of the monastery of Valsamonero with the name of “St. Nicholas at Karopouliana” […]
Saint Nicholas’ Church (Splantzia Square)
The church of Saint Nicholas was built in the Venetian years (circa 1320) as the main church of the Monastery of the Dominican Order. During the Turkish rule it was transformed into a mosque, and an impressive minaret with two balconies was erected. In 1928 it became an Orthodox church. It is located east of […]
Cathedral of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary
The nave of the Cathedral is dedicated to the Presentation of the Virgin to the Temple, while the two aisles are dedicated to Saint Nicholas and the Three Holy Hierarchs. An earlier church of the Venetian period existed on the same site, which was transformed into a soap factory during the Turkish rule. The building […]
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.
The Early Christian Basilicas of Agios Nikolaos at Chersonesos
In the modern settlement of Limenas at Chersonesos, which has been built atop the ancient city of Cherronesos, three basilicas have been discovered, indicative of the great prosperity of the settlement also during the early Byzantine period when it was the seat of the homonymous ancient diocese. Basilica A of St. Nicholas, as it was […]
Agios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) at Ormos
The church of Agios Nikolaos is located at the small cove where ships were stranded during the Byzantine and Venetian eras. This is an exceptionally old domed church, one of the few of the Early Byzantine era that survive on Crete, with an impressive apse over the altar. It was built before the Arab conquest, […]
All – Holy Virgin the Vrefokratousa at Agios Nikolaos
The particularly elongated church of the All-Holy Virgin in the old centre of the city of Agios Nikolaos is the result of two successive expansions to the west of the original barrel-vaulted, single-nave church. The original church and the first expansion have two layers of mural paintings of which the oldest, dating to the first […]
Agios Georgios Gorgolainis (St. George the Swift) Monastery
The Holy Monastery of Saint George Gorgolainis, one of the most historic monasteries on Crete, was founded by Archpriest Sylvester in the 13th century, while the single-space arch-covered church dedicated to Saint George was erected in 1627. During the 20th century, an aisle was added to the catholicon, which is dedicated to Saint Nicholas. Also […]
Agios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) (Ziros)
This is a 16th-century church featuring murals that are rather poorly preserved. It is possible to discern engravings dating back to 1507 and 1515.
Agios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) (Argyropoulis)
A church within a cave at Chostos, on the banks of Mousselas river. It contains some of the few surviving murals dating back to the 14th century.