This fifteenth century monastery was one of the most important in
the province during the Turkish occupation. Due to its location in a dry, isolated
area it was not bothered by the Turks. There are workshops for producing wine
and olive oil as well as the monks cells and the beautiful church. The monastery
became the most prosperous one of Mirabelo, managing to buy seven other monasteries.
Today it is being extensively restored.
This extract is cited Feb 2003 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.