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Afentis Christos chapel
The chapel of Afentis Christos is a small, single-roomed church and
contains some frescoes.
Tel: +30 28970 51203, 51490
Kardiotissa Monastery is 6km above Avdou, after the village of Kera.
It is 45km southeast of Iraklion towards the Lassithi Plateau.
The monastery of Kera Kardiotissa is located in a pleasant setting, high in the
mountains of Dikte, with a view of the Pediada Valley and the sea. The monastery
celebrates on 8 September -- the birth of the Virgin Mary. It is a very old monastery
which was in existence during the second Byzantine period (961-1204). It is a
two-aisled church with beautifully decorated windows, and on the sides of the
church are large, blind arches decorated with bricks. Inside the church are fourteenth
century frescoes and old icons. The wooden altar screen of the church is very
attractive. The icon of the church was reputed to have been stolen in the fifteenth
century and is now in the church of Saint Alfonso on Esquiline Hill in Rome and
is named the Virgin of Perpetual Succour.
This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.
Tel: +30 2810 288484, 288394,
Fax: +30 2810 288484
According to tradition, the monastery of the Panagia Gouverniotissa
was built by a Byzantine King who came to Crete after its liberation from the
Arabs in 961 A.D. The cruciform church has two aisles of the same height, and
a dome in the centre. The dome has arches with windows in them. The church contains
some elegant frescoes dominated by the Pantocrator in the dome. The church, high
up on a hill, has a pleasant view of the green valley below. The monastery's valuable
icons, carved wooden altar screen and sanctuary doors are on display in the Historical
Museum of Crete in Iraklion.
This extract is cited Feb 2003 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.
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