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Agia Triada in the Akrotiri peninsula

The Agia Triada Monastery is located almost in the middle of the Akrotiri peninsula, the road from Chania is well signposted and it is easy to find the way. The landscape around the monastery is very beautiful, along the way you pass olive groves and fields of vine, finally you pass through an avenue of tall cypress trees.

 

The beautiful Agia Triada Monastery in the Akrotiri peninsula. Chania. Crete.

The beautiful Agia Triada Monastery in the Akrotiri peninsula.

 

 

The Agia Triada Monastery began to be built in 1612 and has since then been enlarged several times. From a distance the building looks more like a fortress than a monastery, surely there was a thought behind the architecture, times of turbulence was something you constantly lived with in Crete.

 

The church in the Monastery of Agia Triada. Crete.

The church in the Monastery of Agia Triada.


What is most impressive is the beautiful stairway and the monumental portal leading into the monastery's courtyard. The church itself with its many domes is also beautiful to see. Here is a small museum and a library with a collection of Byzantine icons. The monastery is in operation. There are signs requesting visitors to be appropriately dressed, which one should always be when visiting monasteries and churches in Greece.

 

Agia Triada in the Akrotiri peninsula in Crete,

The grand entrance to the Agia Triada Monastery.

 

The Agia Triada Monastery produces its own wine and its own olive oil. Available in several shops in Chania, including the market. Look for bottles where it says Agia Triada on the label.

It is about 5 kilometres to the Gouverneto Monastery from the Monastery of Agia Triada.

 

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