The county of Chania is rich in churches & monasteries with a very
important presence in Byzantine Art. Here are mentioned about 300 Byzantine churches.
A unique view for the traveler are the churches. Small, lonely churches, built
on green mountainsides, located in hard-to-reach gorges or on deserted rocks made
wet by waves ore, with the harmony of their lines, the peace & hospitality they
convey in the deserted setting, resorts for the soul. Important monasteries (16th-17the
cent.) are located at the Acrotiri
Northeast of the town of Chania:
the convent of the
Holy Trinity, which has a small museum, the convent
of the Mastress of the Angels (Gounernetto). Two women’s convents that
John (Korakies) with a small museum & that of Chryssopigi
with a hagiography workshop. Other monasteries are: the convent
Gonia (17th cent.) in Kolymbari,
the convent of St.
John in Pasinos and the
historic Convent of
Chryssoskalitissa, near Elafonissi.
(text: Roula Kastrinaki)
This text (extract) is cited February 2004 from the Chania Prefecture Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet.
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