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Vrondisi Monastery

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Beautiful Oasis.

If I was religious this is where I would be. A calm and cool oasis after a good hot walk through... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
hen3ryford
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Peaceful setting

Beautiful monastery in a peaceful setting. Obviously a cared for place with lots of plants in pots... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
runjohn
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Glossop
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24 Sep 2017
“Beautiful Oasis.”
20 Jul 2017
“Peaceful setting ”
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Zaros, Crete 700 02, Greece
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

If I was religious this is where I would be. A calm and cool oasis after a good hot walk through the olive groves with the eagles flying overhead

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful monastery in a peaceful setting. Obviously a cared for place with lots of plants in pots. Don't miss the Adam and Eve fountain where you can fill your water bottles with sweet spring water. Definitely worth a visit but not a detour.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank runjohn
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Vrontisi Monastery, located northwest of Zaros, is one of the most renowned and important monasteries on Crete, serving as a noteworthy centre for letters and arts during the Cretan Renaissance and the scholars, artists and venerable monks of Vrontisi Monastery sealed the era with their...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank manolis s
Reviewed October 24, 2015

had a look at a crete monastery as part a coach trip visiting a few places . worth a visit, prices to get in are ok and is very clean . just worth going if you are wanting a change of scenery as its out...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed October 6, 2015

very nice monastery with byzantine architecture. The monk and the other people that guide us, was very polite.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank 911goldwater
Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited the monastery by accident as we saw it signposted when we were out in our hire car. 2 adults, 2 pensioners and an 8 year old. Lovely place. Lots to read up on about the lives of the monks and nuns in years...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Pete M
Reviewed June 30, 2015

thoughtfull place to be. Nice paintings. good break from beaching. love monasteries. good place when to hot.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank airlieb2014
Reviewed June 24, 2015

Visited the Monastery as part of the Crete highlights tour, but probably would not have visited it by myself. Interesting in the sense that it has no walls, and it is a very pretty area, but paid 2 euro to stand in the Church and...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank A333M
Reviewed June 8, 2015

Beautiful place,beautiful views. Very peaceful and serene and atmospheric. However don't try to take pictures inside the actual chapel as there is a small Nun who will remind you very forcefully that that is forbidden. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Jim C
Reviewed August 9, 2014

this monastery was included in a Highlights of Crete day tour and we were not aware we were visiting it, however it is a beautiful site with 3 or 4 different buildings, one church and a museum. the monk who took our money didnt seem...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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