Archdiocese of Crete

The Church of Crete is an ApostolicEraChurch: the first Christian nucleus was formed here around 64 A.D. by St. Paul, during his 4th missionary journey. Paul assigned to his disciple Titus, who became the first Bishop of Crete, the systematic teaching of Christianity on the island. When Christianity expanded, the Cretan Church was organised with […]


Church of Agios Pavlos (St. Paul) (Kaloi Limenes)

According to tradition, when Saint Paul disembarked at Kaloi Limenes, he stayed in a small cave on a hill in the coast area of Kaloi Limenes before continuing on his journey to Rome. The small church of Agios Pavlos, built in 1911, is located on the peak of hill.


Agios Pavlos (St. Paul) Monastery

The Monastery is located south-west of Rethymno in the Gallos area. It was founded in 1566 and served as a glebe of Arkadi Monastery. Most of the Monastery structures date back to the 15th and 16th century. Its catholicon, a single-space arch-covered church, is dedicated to Saint Paul. During the revolution of 1866, the monastery […]


Koimisi tis Theotokou (Dormition of Mother Mary) Church (Meron)

The Dormition church is a three-aisled basilica built oveer three periods. The initial construct dates to the 14th century, judging from the decoration, and the extension dates back to the 16th century. The three aisles are dedicated to St. George, St. Paul & St.Peter and Mother Mary. Besides the beautiful murals in the central and […]