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Agarathos Monastery
Iraklion
The monastery of Agaráthou (GR: Μονή Αγκαράθου), dedicated to the Virgin, stands at an altitude of 538m, on "Soros Panteli", a rocky hill between the villages of Sgourokefali and Sabas, 23 km from Heraklion.
During the period of Venetian rule it was a centre of learning, producing many famous churchmen including the Patriarchs Cyril Lucaris, Meletius Pegas and Sylvester the Cretan.
The church was rebuilt in 1894 and flourished once more after the end of the Turkish occupation. Young, educated monks with university degrees have recently settled in the monastery, restoring it to its former glory.


In and/or around Agarathos Monastery:
(within a radius of 50 Km)






Petronikolis Traditional House Houdetsi, Iraklion
at 7.3km(SW) from Agarathos Monastery
Petronikolis Traditional House

Marie-kelly Apartments Gouves, Iraklion
at 13.4km(NE) from Agarathos Monastery
Marie-Kelly Apartments

Stella Village Hotel **** Analipsi, Hersonissos
at 14.6km(NE) from Agarathos Monastery
Stella Village Hotel ****

Citycar Rent A Car Iraklion
at 15.4km(NW) from Agarathos Monastery
CityCar rent a car

Hotel Life Ikarou 50, 71307 Heraklion
at 15.6km(NW) from Agarathos Monastery
Hotel Life

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