Agia Triada Greek Orthodox Monastery in Crete
Agia Triada is a beautiful Cretan monastery located 30 km away from Platanias and 13 km away from Chania centre. Apart from the wonderful destination, the drive itself is very beautiful – you will pass by Chania city, picturesque alleys and serene beaches.
This Greek Orthodox monastery is, in fact, of great religious and historical importance. One of the most beautiful monasteries in Greece, it is at the same time quite private and cozy, and provides a delightful atmosphere to switch up your beach vacation adding to it a bit of sightseeing and culture.
Built in 1634 by two monk brothers, it survived wars, Turkish occupation and many turbulent periods in Cretan history. Not only it survived but it is fully thriving, attracting many visitors from around the world who are interested in both Christian Orthodox religion and history.
Nowadays, Agia Triada also offers a large exhibition of relics, collection of valuable icons, as well as the shop with the wine and oil produced on their land. The ethereal complex of buildings with a delightful inner courtyard is surrounded with vast vineyards and olive groves, quite pleasant for a late afternoon walk.
Turn your visit to Agia Triada Monastery in Crete into a full day-trip by combining it with a stop at one of the beautiful beaches nearby – Kalathas, Stavros, Marathi, Loutraki or Seitan Limani. Just make sure to check the opening hours of the monastery and have with you a change of appropriate clothes.