Kremasta Convent

Apokoronas, Greece

The name of the Kremasta ('Hanging') Convent is connected to its citadel-type architecture and its location, making it seem like its hanging from the hillside.

According to the inscription, it was founded in 1593 by Mitrophanes Agapitos. It was initially a monastery but was converted into a convent in 1993. 

The single-spaced arch-covered catholicon is dedicated to the Taxiarchs and features a gilded wood-carved chancel screen. Also worthy of note is its Altar Stone, dating back to 1622.

Outside the monastery, there is another, more recent church dedicated to the Myrrhbearers. 



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Founded: 1593
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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Silvio R. (10 months ago)
We visited Neapoli and had a nice 25 minute walk up to the monastery. The nuns are very friendly and showed us the rooms.
Guy Nokes (11 months ago)
Tranquil, beautiful, peaceful..lovely views !
Vojtěch Jurásek (12 months ago)
Beautiful place, you can also buy local products made by nuns in the monastery. Highly recommended to do so as you support them.
Manolis Karlaftis (12 months ago)
Of you want to feel Crete, visit Kremasta
stefanescu oana (2 years ago)
We visited the place on a Sunday morning. I was amazed by the kindness of the nuns who offered us water and soft drinks. They also told us about the history of the place and the once secret schools that hide in the walls of the monastery. The people there had such a good vibe and it was a perfect Sunday atmosphere with laughs and good energy. In the shop you can find products made by the nuns themselves: ointments, oils, herbal tea mixtures, lip balms.
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