Chryssoskalitissa Monastery, Moni Chrisoskalitissis

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Chrysoskalitissa Monastery (Greek: Μονή Χρυσοσκαλιτίσσης) is a 17th-century Orthodox Christian monastery located on the southwest coast of the island of Crete, Greece. Within the municipal district of Innachori, the monastery lies about 72 kilometres southwest of Chania. Built up on rocks 35 metres above the water, it overlooks the Libyan Sea.

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  • We didn’t pay big attention to this location and didn’t have high hopes, but when we arrived we were positively surprised. Monastery is well maintained, main hall of church is well equipped and...  more »
  • If you are heading towards Elafonissi Beach, then it is worth swinging into this lovely monastery for a quick look and an excellent view of the coast. This is a much smaller monastery than Moni...  more »
  • It was an enjoyable visit to the monastery. A chance to have a break and meditate. Beautiful views from it's high vantage point.
  • Great piece of local folklore. Amazing views!
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