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Odigitria monastery
Messara plain, South - East Iraklion
The monastery of Odigitria is a monastery of great importance and historical value and one of the oldest in Crete. It is located at the west edge of the Asterousia mountains at an altitude of 250 m.
The monastery was surrounded by walls, part of them still stands. The temple of the monastery is dedicated to the assumption of Holly-Mother and to the Saint Apostles (Peter & Paul). Inside the temple there are valuable frescoes, icons of famous painters and iconostasis.
The monastery is connected with the legendary freedom fighter 'Ksopateras' (1788 - 1828)
In the area of the monastery at Agioi Eftihianoi was found an ancient (Early Minoan) cemetery.


In and/or around Odigitria monastery:
(within a radius of 50 Km)






Melissa Hotel *** Matala
at 4.7km(NW) from Odigitria monastery
Melissa Hotel ***

Die Zwei Bruder Pension & Villas For Rent Matala
at 4.9km(NW) from Odigitria monastery
Die Zwei Bruder Pension & Villas for rent

Aretoussa Pension Pitsidia
at 5km(N) from Odigitria monastery
Aretoussa Pension

Kiknos Studios Kalamaki
at 7km(NW) from Odigitria monastery
Kiknos Studios

Levin Apartments Lentas, South Iraklion
at 12.2km(SE) from Odigitria monastery
Levin Apartments

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