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Saint George of F(a)landra

Τhe monastery of St. George of F(a)landra is located on a hill of Festos, just 100 km to the southwest of the entrance to the archaeological area. Its exact date of foundation is unknown even though its surviving catholicon is dated to the late Venetian period. The existence of the monastery of St. George “of […]

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All – Holy Virgin Gorgoepikoos at Pigaidakia

The church which is dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos is located in the periphery of the settlement of Gialomonochoro, abandoned many decades ago. Until the beginning of the 20th century it constituted part of the complex of the ­homonymous dependency of the Monastery of Apezana, the buildings of which have today been destroyed. […]

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All – Holy Virgin Almyri

The church of the All-Holy Virgin Almyri [‘Salty’] is located on the eastern side of the homonymous gorge and at a distance of about one kilometre from the ­settlement of Vourvoulites. It is a twin-naved church in the centre of a courtyard ­surrounded by recently built guest houses which are used by the many pilgrims […]

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Saint Constantine at Avdou

Τhe barrel-vaulted, single-nave church of St. Constantine is located a kilometre to the west of the settlement of Avdou. It is a simple building with a high, pointed doorframe as entrance on its west side. The church has wall painting decoration in the ­interior which was completed in 1445 by the brothers, Manuel and John […]

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Agios Georgios (St. George) (Avdou)

This is a single-space arch-covered church on the outskirts of Avdou, featuring 14th-15th century frescoes.

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Agios Antonios (St. Anthony) (Avdou)

This is a 14th century single-space arch-covered church. Its sky-blue and red murals are unique on Crete, depicting greatly expressive Saints and scenes from the gospel.

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Afentis Christos (Christ our Lord) (Potamies)

This is a 15th century single-space arch-covered church situated near Gouverniotissa Monastery. The surviving murals are few in number but very impressive.

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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.

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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 […]

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

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

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