Sacred Trails of Chania: A Journey Through the Monasteries

Agia Triada Chania

Sacred Trails of Chania: A Journey Through the Monasteries

Embark on a spiritual and historical journey through the enchanting monasteries of Chania, where tradition, architecture, and serenity come together to create a truly unique experience. Our tour offers a deep dive into the monastic life of Crete, showcasing some of the most significant and picturesque monasteries in the region. Travel comfortably in our modern mini buses and taxis, and let us guide you through these sacred sites.

1. Monastery of Agia Triada Tzagaroli Founded in the 17th century by the brothers Jeremiah and Lawrence Tzagarolo, the Monastery of Agia Triada Tzagaroli is renowned for its impressive architecture and beautiful surroundings. Nestled in the Akrotiri peninsula, this monastery combines Venetian and Orthodox influences, creating a stunning example of religious architecture. Visitors can explore the tranquil courtyards, the beautiful church, and the monastery’s rich history.

2. Monastery of Gouverneto Dating back to the 16th century, the Monastery of Gouverneto is one of the oldest on the island of Crete. Located near the trail leading to the Arkoudospilios cave, this monastery offers a serene and contemplative atmosphere. The impressive structure features fortified walls and a beautiful church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It’s a perfect spot for those seeking a peaceful retreat surrounded by nature.

3. Monastery of Chrysopigi Built in the 1600s, the Monastery of Chrysopigi is known for its serene environment and beautiful courtyard. Situated near the city of Chania, it is easily accessible and offers a peaceful escape from the bustling city life. The monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is a place of pilgrimage for many locals and visitors. The tranquil gardens and the calm atmosphere make it an ideal place for meditation and reflection.

4. Monastery of Katholiko Hidden within a gorge, the Monastery of Katholiko is a site of historical and spiritual significance. Established in the 11th century, it is the oldest monastery in Crete. Although in ruins, the monastery exudes a unique charm with its rugged beauty and historical remnants. The adventurous path leading to the monastery adds to the mystical experience, making it a must-visit for history enthusiasts and nature lovers.

5. Monastery of Kaliviani Located close to Chania, the Monastery of Kaliviani is known for its social contributions and beautiful church. The monastery supports various charitable activities and is an active part of the local community. Visitors can explore the small museum that houses ecclesiastical artifacts and learn about the monastery’s history and its role in the community.

6. Monastery of Saint George Situated in the village of Kares, the Monastery of Saint George is celebrated for its stunning location and traditional architecture. This active monastery is home to monks who continue to practice traditional crafts and agriculture. The serene environment and the breathtaking views make it a perfect place for visitors to experience the spiritual and cultural heritage of Crete.

Comfort and Convenience At Liv Tours, we prioritize your comfort and convenience. Our modern mini buses and taxis are equipped to provide a smooth and enjoyable ride, ensuring a hassle-free experience as you explore these spiritual landmarks. With our knowledgeable guides, you’ll gain deep insights into the history and significance of each monastery.

Book Your Sacred Journey Today Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the sacred trails of Chania with Liv Tours. Visit our website to browse our extensive selection of tours and book your spot today. Whether you’re seeking spiritual enrichment, historical knowledge, or simply a peaceful retreat, this tour promises a fulfilling and memorable experience.

  • The price of the excursion can be adjusted according to the monasteries you choose to visit. Contact us for more details.

Tour category:

Religious Tours, Time Travel Tours

Half day
Tour Prices:*
Taxi Price (1-4 people): 260€
Minibus Price (5-8 people): 380€
Minibus Price (9-11 people): 430€

👉 If you are a group of more than 11 people, please contact us.

*Prices are indicative and can be adjusted based on the itinerary of the tour you wish to follow. Contact us to customize the tour to your needs and agree on the final price.

*The price includes round-trip transportation and 2 – 4 hours vehicle’s waiting time throughout the excursion.🚍

from 39€ / person

📍If you wish to further customize the tour, please share your ideas in the request form, and we will work with you to create an unforgettable experience.

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