On the south side of Neapolis, on the road to Vrises, is the Kremasta Monastery. The monastery was built at the end of the sixteenth century and is currently being renovated. The date 1593 appears over the main entrance to the monastery, and the year 1622 in the church. This beautifully situated monastery on the slope of a hill overlooking Neapolis, was occupied by the Turkish administrator of the Lassithi Prefecture, Kostis Pasha, while Neapolis was being built.
This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.
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