Monastery of Bali

It is situated on a hill 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.

Later it was deserted, and only as late as 1982 new life was breathed into it when it was restored.