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Top places of worship recommendations from locals

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“Heraklion's protector Saint and the city's cathedral. Built by the locals in the 17th century by creating a human chain in order to transport materials from the city's port. Next to the Cathedral you will find Saint Katerina church which is used as a Byzantine icons Gallery. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Church
“One of the city's oldest church with unique architecture and a newly revealed secret story - it is built atop a huge Ottoman undergound water tank”
  • 7 locals recommend
Church
“Τhe fortified monastery of Agarathos is located in a wooded location at an altitude of 538m near Episkopi.The male monastery, especially during the Venetian Era was one of the richest in Crete owning several other monasteries in Heraklion and Lassithi prefectures.It is considered the first in the hierarchy of the monasteries of the island.The name is taken after the plant Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa),named agarathia in Cretan dialect.According to the tradition below such a plant a monk found once the icon of Panagia (Virgin Mary) and he later built the church of Panagia on the same site.In front of the church you will see a pomegranate tree with a candle near its trunk.The pomegranate is said to be the initial plant of agarathia, which was turned miraculously to a tree.The church of the monastery is double-aisled, with one aisle dedicated to the Assumption (celebr. 15 August) and the other to Saint Menas (celebr. 11 November).There is a very old icon of the Virgin Mary.Visitors of the monastery can be hosted in the guesthouse and the dining room of the monastery and admire the library with the old manuscripts.Outside the monastery, there is the old church of St. Raphael. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
“It has a very nice church and nearby one might find peafowls. I used to visit this place as a child and I still do when I am around. It is worth the visit , especially for families. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cemetery
“This village is the birth place of the most famous greek painter El Greco. Here you can visit a small museum dedicated to him. Nice traditional taverns are next to a walkable forest and river. You can see and buy traditional weaving and knitting things. Don't forget to ask locals about oranges.... ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Church
“It was built during the early years of the Venetian domination and served as the main temple of the monastery of Dominican order(Domenicani Predicatori).It is one of the oldest monuments of architecture of the Cistercian monks in the 12th century both in Europe and in Greece.During the Venetian Era it hosted burials of the leaders of Candia (Heraklion)and in the early years of the Ottoman Rule,St. Peter was turned into a mosque in memory of Sultan Ibrahim. It’s first church was single aisled with wooden roof with slightly projecting transept in front of the parsonage.The latter was rectangular covered by two low vaults and flanked by two square chapels.”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“Saint Iakinthos is the Saint of love and the St. Valentine of Greeks. A wonderfull church in a very different style where you can hear only the wind and the birds. And you are almost at the top of Psiloritis mountain ”
  • 1 local recommends
Monastery
“Es ist eins der aeltesten Kloster auf Kreta und befindet sich im Nachbarsort Venerato.”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“Every Wednesday on that square is a market with fresh fruit and veggies at a very good price 7.00-15.00”
  • 1 local recommends