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The beautiful mountain village of Lakki church on the road to Omalos and the Samaria Gorge from Chania.
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The beautiful mountain village of Lakki church on the road to Omalos and the Samaria Gorge from Chania.
View of the White Mountains past Kalamitsi church shot from the road to Vamos.
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View of the White Mountains past Kalamitsi church shot from the road to Vamos.
This church always looks splendid. Bang in the middle of the orange growing community of Crete.
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This church always looks splendid. Bang in the middle of the orange growing community of Crete.
Built in 1866 by the Turks, the fort provides a fabulous vantage point over Souda Bay.
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Built in 1866 by the Turks, the fort provides a fabulous vantage point over Souda Bay.
The monastery of The Golden Step. Legend has it that the devout would see that one of the steps at the top was made of gold. I saw it ....
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The monastery of The Golden Step. Legend has it that the devout would see that one of the steps at the top was made of gold. I saw it ....
The monastery is very old and attracts a lot of visitors on their way to the beaches at Elafonisi.
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The monastery is very old and attracts a lot of visitors on their way to the beaches at Elafonisi.
Chania harbour is dominated by the old mosque Giali Tzami. Built in 1649, Muslims used it as their main place of worship in Chania until 1923 when Muslims left the city during the exchange of citizens by Turkey and Greece. The minaret was demolished early 20th century and the mosque is now mainly used for exhibitions.
Turkish-mosque.
Chania harbour is dominated by the old mosque Giali Tzami. Built in 1649, Muslims used it as their main place of worship in Chania until 1923 when Muslims left the city during the exchange of citizens by Turkey and Greece. The minaret was demolished early 20th century and the mosque is now mainly used for exhibitions.
This particular kakenion will stay open until the early hours of the morning.
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This particular kakenion will stay open until the early hours of the morning.
A regular sight as the sun starts to drop to the west of Chania harbour and leaving the lighthouse as a silhouette.
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A regular sight as the sun starts to drop to the west of Chania harbour and leaving the lighthouse as a silhouette.
16th century lighthouse built by the Venetians and later modified by the Egyptians during the 19th century. It\'s a nice walk from the harbour.
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16th century lighthouse built by the Venetians and later modified by the Egyptians during the 19th century. It's a nice walk from the harbour.
A small hazard light on the rocks at Georgioupoli with Agios Nikolaos church in the background.
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A small hazard light on the rocks at Georgioupoli with Agios Nikolaos church in the background.
A classy doorway in the old town of Chania near the old Turkish Quarter.
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A classy doorway in the old town of Chania near the old Turkish Quarter.
A view across the old port, then given some Photoshop treatment to look like a watercolour.
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A view across the old port, then given some Photoshop treatment to look like a watercolour.
Many of the Moslem call to prayer towers are still visible throughout Crete.
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Many of the Moslem call to prayer towers are still visible throughout Crete.
This old stone cottage resembling an old croft was lived in until quite recently. Some years the snow will completely cover the houses on the Omalos plain.
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This old stone cottage resembling an old croft was lived in until quite recently. Some years the snow will completely cover the houses on the Omalos plain.
A must visit. The beautiful monastery near Chania airport never ceases to please, no matter how many visits.
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A must visit. The beautiful monastery near Chania airport never ceases to please, no matter how many visits.
The rear buildings of the Katholiko at Agia Triada monastery.
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The rear buildings of the Katholiko at Agia Triada monastery.
Rear of the Katholiko at Agia Triada monastery.
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Rear of the Katholiko at Agia Triada monastery.
The Byzantine church of St John the Theologian in the village of Stylos in the Apokoronas of Crete.
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The Byzantine church of St John the Theologian in the village of Stylos in the Apokoronas of Crete.
A very accessible monastery on the Chania region peninsular of Rodopou. There are several cannonballs dotted around the monastery from the Turkish invaders.
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A very accessible monastery on the Chania region peninsular of Rodopou. There are several cannonballs dotted around the monastery from the Turkish invaders.
The Monastery Our Lady of Gonia on the Rodopou peninsular in the Chania region has some great examples of Krokalia, the famous stonework floors from the island of Rhodes.
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The Monastery Our Lady of Gonia on the Rodopou peninsular in the Chania region has some great examples of Krokalia, the famous stonework floors from the island of Rhodes.
The beautiful two tower church at Meskla. The Church Panagia dedicated to the Virgin Mary ( Panagia ) hides the original church ( at the back ) of the Panagia which was built over a temple dedicated to Demeter goddess of the harvest.
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The beautiful two tower church at Meskla. The Church Panagia dedicated to the Virgin Mary ( Panagia ) hides the original church ( at the back ) of the Panagia which was built over a temple dedicated to Demeter goddess of the harvest.
The pergola pillars stand alone with the timber joists long gone. The monastery Agia Triada or Holy Trinity on  Akrotiri in the Chania region of Crete.
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The pergola pillars stand alone with the timber joists long gone. The monastery Agia Triada or Holy Trinity on Akrotiri in the Chania region of Crete.
The monks on Crete have always been great gardeners and all the monasteries are bedecked with a wonderful array of flowers, shrubs and trees. Agia Triada is no different.
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The monks on Crete have always been great gardeners and all the monasteries are bedecked with a wonderful array of flowers, shrubs and trees. Agia Triada is no different.
If ever you are feeling low then sit in the seat below the orange tree in the monastery of the Holy Trinity. You cannot help but be consumed by the peace and solitude it brings.
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If ever you are feeling low then sit in the seat below the orange tree in the monastery of the Holy Trinity. You cannot help but be consumed by the peace and solitude it brings.
The interior of the beautiful RC church in Halidon Street, Chania.
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The interior of the beautiful RC church in Halidon Street, Chania.
The interior of Chania Museum. The museum is formed within the walls of the old Monastery of St Francis of Assissi.
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The interior of Chania Museum. The museum is formed within the walls of the old Monastery of St Francis of Assissi.
Part of the rebuilt Minoan palace at Knossos. The Greeks have always insisted that none of Knossos has been rebuilt as it was but as the archeaologist Arthur Evans wanted it to look like.
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Part of the rebuilt Minoan palace at Knossos. The Greeks have always insisted that none of Knossos has been rebuilt as it was but as the archeaologist Arthur Evans wanted it to look like.
Epanosifis Monastery in the hills above Iraklio. Very modern buildings in a beautiful landscape.
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Epanosifis Monastery in the hills above Iraklio. Very modern buildings in a beautiful landscape.
The calling to prayer bells at the monastery Epanosifis high in the hills above Iraklio.
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The calling to prayer bells at the monastery Epanosifis high in the hills above Iraklio.
Tranquil seating area at the Epanosifis monastery in the Iraklio region.
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Tranquil seating area at the Epanosifis monastery in the Iraklio region.
The second Minoan palace and imo the best one on the island. Go early as it shuts at 3:00pm.
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The second Minoan palace and imo the best one on the island. Go early as it shuts at 3:00pm.
This famous monastery lies in the Asterousia Mountains and accessed through the village Siva. The monastery still houses some of the 15th century icon artist Angelo\'s works.
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This famous monastery lies in the Asterousia Mountains and accessed through the village Siva. The monastery still houses some of the 15th century icon artist Angelo's works.
A view across the ruins at Knossos in the region of Iraklio.
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A view across the ruins at Knossos in the region of Iraklio.
Reconstructed pillars at the first Minoan palace at Knossos, home of the Minotaur.
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Reconstructed pillars at the first Minoan palace at Knossos, home of the Minotaur.
I spotted this picturesque doorway with the colourful tree just off the square.
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I spotted this picturesque doorway with the colourful tree just off the square.
The church where the monks at Arkady monastery would pray. The church is called a Katholika. Arkady is steeped in history. This is where the gathered congregation from the village and all the monks blew themselves up taking part of the Turkish army with them.
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The church where the monks at Arkady monastery would pray. The church is called a Katholika. Arkady is steeped in history. This is where the gathered congregation from the village and all the monks blew themselves up taking part of the Turkish army with them.
Beautiful monastery close by Rethymno and on the road to Arkady.
Arsani-monastery.
Beautiful monastery close by Rethymno and on the road to Arkady.
One of the quiet cloisters housing the monks\' cells at Arkady monastery.
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One of the quiet cloisters housing the monks' cells at Arkady monastery.
The Rethymno lighthouse was built by the Egyptians during the 1830s. It was probably built over the ruins of a Venetian one.
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The Rethymno lighthouse was built by the Egyptians during the 1830s. It was probably built over the ruins of a Venetian one.
Picturesque doorway to a monks cell at Arkady monastery.
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Picturesque doorway to a monks cell at Arkady monastery.
A favourite tourist village in Rethymno district. Home of all the potters and ceramic artists.
Margarites-street.
A favourite tourist village in Rethymno district. Home of all the potters and ceramic artists.
Typical shop entrance in Crete enticing the browser to enter.
Aghia-Galini-doorway.
Typical shop entrance in Crete enticing the browser to enter.
The church of any monastery on Crete is called the Katholiko. This is a particularly beautiful one at the Arkady Monastery south of Rethymno.
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The church of any monastery on Crete is called the Katholiko. This is a particularly beautiful one at the Arkady Monastery south of Rethymno.
Arsani Monastery is small but beautiful and certainly worth a visit. It is fairly close to Arkady Monastery so you can do both in one day.
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Arsani Monastery is small but beautiful and certainly worth a visit. It is fairly close to Arkady Monastery so you can do both in one day.
Entrance to the Katholiko at Arsani Monastery in Rethymno region.
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Entrance to the Katholiko at Arsani Monastery in Rethymno region.
The ground and first floor monks cells at Monastery Arkady in the Rethymno region.
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The ground and first floor monks cells at Monastery Arkady in the Rethymno region.
The fabulous cloisters at Arkady Monastery. The monastery is famous for the priest who brought all the local people, including women and children, into the monastery and then blew the monastery apart with dynamite and killed many of the invading Turkish troops who had entered the grounds of the monastery. The skulls of the dead are kept in a separate storage facility near the entrance,
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The fabulous cloisters at Arkady Monastery. The monastery is famous for the priest who brought all the local people, including women and children, into the monastery and then blew the monastery apart with dynamite and killed many of the invading Turkish troops who had entered the grounds of the monastery. The skulls of the dead are kept in a separate storage facility near the entrance,
Fabulous sculptured entrance of the Arkady Monastery.
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Fabulous sculptured entrance of the Arkady Monastery.
Prevelli Monastery. During WW2 the monks were continually harassed and harangued by the occupying German troops but this didn\'t stop then helping many of the Allied troops on the run and getting them into boats bound for Egypt.
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Prevelli Monastery. During WW2 the monks were continually harassed and harangued by the occupying German troops but this didn't stop then helping many of the Allied troops on the run and getting them into boats bound for Egypt.
The famous Greek artist El Greco was born in Fodele and a small museum is devoted to him. This is the Panagia, church of Our Lady on the edge of the village.
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The famous Greek artist El Greco was born in Fodele and a small museum is devoted to him. This is the Panagia, church of Our Lady on the edge of the village.