Category: Monasteries - Churches
Region: Lassithi Prefecture

Church of Panagia Kera at Kritsa

The history of the church of the Virgin Mary ‘Panagia Kera’ commences at least as early as the 13th century. The middle aisle was built first, bearing a great arched roof and a heavy flat dome, then the side aisles were added and today's western entrance

Monastery of Toplou

The monastery Toplou or Akrotiriani Monastery is the most important fortified monastery complex in northeastern Crete, with an imposing bell tower decorated with Renaissance-type, which rises on the west side, above the main gate.

Monastery of Panagia Kardiotissa

The monastery is one of the most important monasteries in Crete. The earliest mention of the name is in a document of 1333, at which time a fief of the Latin Patriarchate of Constantinople and rented by the attorney of L. Morosini in Mario Cornario.