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Agia Irini Monastery at Kroussonas

| 5 km from Rethymno, Krousonas, Crete, Greece
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Peaceful

Stunning location, this nunnery is a place of peace and prayer. We were shown around by a very... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Jonathan S
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An Idyllic one-day tour on foot!

If you are one of those who like to walk and enjoy the countryside, the monastery is located 7 km... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
greekcypriot2009
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Athens, Greece
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12 Apr 2018
“Peaceful”
22 May 2016
“An Idyllic one-day tour on foot!”
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| 5 km from Rethymno, Krousonas, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Stunning location, this nunnery is a place of peace and prayer. We were shown around by a very helpful nun who spoke good English. At the end of our time here we purchased some very tasty liquor from the nun's shop... homemade quinces liquor. Lovely.

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

If you are one of those who like to walk and enjoy the countryside, the monastery is located 7 km outside Rethymno, up on the hills. Enjoy the splendour of nature and come to a real paradise, a place of purifying harmony, beauty and peace....More

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Reviewed 20 February 2016

When you arrive at the Agia Irini Monastery at Kroussonas you are filled with peace and with a violent history of the past. The defensive system that the priests and countrymen of Kroussonas fought against the Ottoman Empire is reflected in its walls and small...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit, they request you cover your shoulders and knees at the entrance, if not then they have big scarves to wrap around yourself which does make it more interesting. Lovely little shop at the end of the tour full of handmade...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

a fascinating monastery still occupied by nuns. Need to take cover up shoulders and knees as respect although cover is supplied free. We were shown around a little by one of the nuns very interesting and a great experience. Location has wonderful views recommend .we...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We were met by one of nuns on arrival who spoke very good English and showed us around the church explaining the recent restoration of the site by the current inhabitants. It is a very quiet and peaceful place well worth the trip up to...More

Thank Paul J
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Agia Irini is one of the stops on the Rethymno City Tour open top bus. It is a restored nunnery with a community of resident nuns. An English speaking nun showed me around and told me about the icon of St Irini in the church...More

3  Thank Safariwoman
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

If you travel to Crete go to the wonderful, nice and historical Agia Irini Monastery. I was there in September 2011 with my wife. We went up there by taxi from Rethymno. The monastery is situated 5 kilomerers from Rethymno to the south. The name...More

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