Places of worship BALI (Port) RETHYMNO - GTP - Greek Travel Pages

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Agios Ioannis Prodromos Monastery

  In Bali there is the monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos. There is a sign to the monastery on the highway as you approach Bali from the west. The road takes you back onto the mountain behind the highway (south). From the monastery there are exceptional views of the coastline near Bali. The church of the monastery has two aisles and tradition says that there was a small Byzantine church which was incorporated into the present-day church. The north entrance has an inscription with the date 1635 and the church contains frescoes. The monastery has been renovated and the grounds landscaped giving the scene an extraordinarily well kept appearance. A fountain at the highest point of the monastery has very lovely decorations. Another fountain is on the kalderimi (path) behind the monastery that goes from the monastery to Melidoni. It can be reached from the gate behind the church in the monastery or from outside to the left. The fountain is less than 400 metres away.

This text is cited Dec 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.


Monastery of Bali

It is situated on a hill and offers a panoramic view on the bay and the coastal village of Bali, which is situated 37 km from Rethymno. It is also called Monastery of Atalis, a name, which the Venetians had given to the coastal village thus modifying the name of the ancient city of Astalis. Inscriptions testify that the monastery was built during the 17th century, which does not exclude that there had been a monastery there in earlier times. The church is dedicated to Aghios Ioannis. Its faηade shows distinct elements of the architecture of the Renaissance. Due to its position and abutting the Bay of Bali, the monastery played an important role during the revolution of 1821. Later it was deserted, and only as late as 1982 new life was breathed into it when it was restored.

Agios Ioannis Prodromos

The most important historical place in Bali is the monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos. The monastery has exceptional views of the coastline near Bali. The church of the monastery has two aisles and tradition says that there was a small Byzantine church which was incorporated into the present-day church. The north entrance has an inscription with the date 1635 and the church contains frescoes. A fountain at the highest point of the monastery has very lovely decorations. Another fountain is on the kalderimi (path) behind the monastery that goes from the monastery to Melidoni It can be reached from the gate behind the church in the monastery or from outside to the left. The fountain is less than 400 metres away.

Basilica of Viran Episkopi

Tel: +30 28310 23653, 58842
Fax: +30 28310 58843

Monastery of Atali

Tel: +30 28340 94274

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