Near the village, is the monastery of Agios Eleftherios from the seventeenth century. The monastery church has unusual architecture. Today it presents externally the shape of a Latin cross (the vertical stem being longer than the horizontal) with three conches and a dome supported by a tall drum. The front part of the church, however, is much older, probably dating from the tenth or eleventh century.
This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.
Mournies is the village where Crete's famous statesman Eleftherios
Venizelos was born. The house is on the main street and is now a museum.
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