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.


Church of Agios Antonios (Koutsouras)

The murals of this tiny arch-covered church have not been preserved well. Among the images that remain visible are scenes from the Christological cycle, the images of saints and a rare depiction of the Virgin Mary presenting Christ to John the Baptist as a pupil.


Agioi Apostoloi (Holy Apostles) (Lithines)

Built in 1415, this is a single-space arch-covered church with numerous murals. Its depictions of the Christological cycle (particularly elaborate, depicting a total of 17 scenes) and the Second Coming are most impressive.


Agios Athanassios (St. Athanassius) (Lithines)

This is 15th-century, single-space arch-covered church. A narthex was added to it in 1603 in order to house the family crypt of Georgios Vlachos, a nobleman.


All – Holy Virgin at Lithines

A twin-naved church was added to the south side of the single-nave church of the All-Holy Virgin, in the middle of the settlement, during the 1950s. The wall ­painting decoration of the old aisle, of the 14th century, has scenes from the Christological and Marian cycles with the scene of the Second Coming occupying the […]


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.


Agia Paraskevi (St. Paraskevi) (Ziros)

This is possibly the oldest church in the hamlet of Ziros. It is adorned with murals and dates back to 1523.


Saint George at Voila

The twin-naved church, dedicated to St. George and to St. John is located southeast of the settlement of Chandras and next to the ruined settlement of Voilas which is dominated by the magnificent medieval tower. The architectural type of the church has emerged as a result of the successive interpolations to the original, single-nave church, […]


Metamorfosi tou Christou (Transfiguration of Christ) (Chandras)

A large, single-space church, it dates back to the mid-15th century and quite likely once served as catholicon to a monastery than no longer survives. The church is extensively decorated and its murals survive in relatively good condition. Worthy of note are the depictions of the Twelve Great Feasts and of scenes of the Second […]


Church of Timios Prodromos (St. John the Baptist) (Sitanos)

This is a Byzantine church belonging to the architectural style of free cross with dome—one of only a few of its kind in eastern Crete. Its surviving murals are few but showcase excellent craftsmanship and date back to the 14th century.