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Religious Tourism in Chania
Religious Tourism in Chania

According to the RE+D Magazine the prefecture of Chania has the intention to reclaim several churches to promote the religious tourism.

The churches are offering the visitor unique religious moments and the possibility to admire the Byzantine art and the religious architecture. One will find marvellous churches with exceptional murals from famous Byzantines fresco painters, as for example Ioannis Pagomenos, showing the importance of these places.

More churches the visitor can admire are for example the "Agios Giorgos" in the village of Komitades Sfakia (1314), the “Agios Nikolaos” in Moni Selinos (1315), the "Archangel Michail" in Kavalariana Kandanos (1328), the "Mother of God" in Kakodiki Selinos (1332), the church of "Agios Nikolos" in Kiriakoselia, and the "Mother of God" in Stilos (12th century), the basilica from the first Byzantium period in Sougia and more.

In the region of Chania are also found a lot of important monasteries with already a lot of visitors. Specific ones are "Agia Triada of Jagarolon" and "Gouverneto" (or of the Lady of the Angels) on the Akrotiri peninsula, the "Gonia" monastery in Kolimbari, the famous Monastery Chrissoskalitissa with it's golden step at Elafonissi, the nunnery of Chrysopigi in the municipality of Eleftheriou Venizelou, as well as the convent of the nuns at Korakies Akrotiri. Many of these monasteries are also professional active in producing quality products such as oil and wine.

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