Things to do in Crete, Greece: The Best Churches & Cathedrals

October 16, 2021 Concepcion Newsome

Crete (Greek: Κρήτη, Kríti ['kriti]; Ancient Greek: Κρήτη, Krḗtē) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. Crete and a number of surrounding islands and islets constitute the region of Crete (Greek: Περιφέρεια Κρήτης), one of the 13 top-level administrative units of Greece. The capital and the largest city is Heraklion. As of 2011, the region had a population of 623,065.

1. Church of Panagia Serviotissa

Village Stilos, Crete Greece
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5.0 based on 2 reviews

Church of Panagia Serviotissa

2. Agia Kiriaki Church

Varipetro, Crete 73100 Greece
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5.0 based on 4 reviews

Agia Kiriaki Church

3. Monastery of Arkadi

Arkadi, Rethymnon, Crete 74100 Greece +30 2831 083135 [email protected] http://www.arkadimonastery.gr/
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4.5 based on 2,605 reviews

Monastery of Arkadi

Reviewed By avelko - Piraeus, Greece

An amazing 13th-century monastery with a long history and an important role in the revolution against Turks.Near the villages of Amnatos, Eleftherna and Margarites. It has an excellent museum, a two-aisled church, and a huge outdoor parking space.UNESCO has designated the Arcadian Monastery as a European Monument of Freedom.

4. Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

Akrotiri, Crete 731 00 Greece +30 2821 063572 [email protected] http://www.allincrete.com/holy-trinity-monastery-agia-triada/
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4.5 based on 482 reviews

Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

Reviewed By cretanplaces - Heraklion, Greece

One of the most impressive 17th c. monasteries in Greece. The landscape is picturesque and the architecture of the monastery is scenic, actually this monument is notable for its unique artistic combination of the Byzantine tradition with the Italian mannerism.

5. The Holy Monastery of Preveli

Preveli, Rethymnon, Crete 74060 Greece +30 2832 031246 http://www.preveli.org/index.html
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4.5 based on 728 reviews

The Holy Monastery of Preveli

6. Ekklisia Agii Anargiri

Epar. Od Ierapetras-Sitias, Ierapetra, Crete 720 55 Greece
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Ekklisia Agii Anargiri

7. Agios Titos Church

25 Augustou Street, Heraklion, Crete Greece http://www.creta.travel/agios-titos.html
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4.5 based on 781 reviews

Agios Titos Church

Reviewed By OfftheirP - Manchester, United Kingdom

It was only a quick visit to the city so we didn’t have time to explore much. This wonderful church though dominated the square where we had dinner and made for a lovely backdrop. It is right by the very popular Lion Square and the structure is beautiful. The history of this town is amazing and this church has seen it all. We didn’t have time to go inside but it dominates the square and proudly has the Greek flag flying up high.

8. Panagias Keras Church

Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00 Greece http://orthodoxcrete.com/en/places/the-church-of-panagia-kera-at-kritsa/
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4.5 based on 329 reviews

Panagias Keras Church

9. Agios Nikolaos Chapel

Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Crete 730 07 Greece http://www.allincrete.com/saint-nicholas-church-georgioupolis/
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4.5 based on 997 reviews

Agios Nikolaos Chapel

Reviewed By NancyMcWilliams - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Children love the adventure of dodging the waves to visit this very lovely little church which sits just beyond the harbour of Georgioupolis

10. Gouverneto Monastery

Chania Town, Crete 731 00 Greece http://www.allincrete.com/gouverneto-monastery/
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

Gouverneto Monastery

Reviewed By Barbarakia123 - Kournas, Greece

A nice walk with interesting churches, chapels, a cave and a small herbor at the end of the gorge. Take enough water with you in high summer.

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