Gouverneto Monastery, Chania Town

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Gouverneto Monastery ((in Greek) Μονή Γουβερνέτου) or Our Lady of the Angels is a Greek Orthodox monastery on the Akrotiri peninsula of the Chania regional unit of Crete, Greece. It is located about 30 kilometres from Chania, and is about 5 kilometres north of the Agia Triada Monastery.

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  • It is a short drive from Agias Triadas and the walk in from the parking lot is pretty, but don’t be late because they strictly adhere to the closing times listed. We were less than five minutes late.....  more
    It is a short drive from Agias Triadas and the walk in from the parking lot is pretty, but don’t be late because they strictly adhere to the closing times listed. We were less than five minutes late.....  more »
  • The hike is really special. I have experienced nothing like this before. It is a somewhat demanding hike but with good shoes, a cap and drinking water in your backpack, you will be fine. 
    The hike is really special. I have experienced nothing like this before. It is a somewhat demanding hike but with good shoes, a cap and drinking water in your backpack, you will be fine.  more »
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  • The monastery on the beginning of the hiking route is small, but rather beautiful in conjunction with the surrounding garden. The highlight is definitely the hike down the valley, all the way to the sea. Every part of the hike is breathtaking (should the steep terrain not have done that already) and around an hour down, bit more back up. Bring good shoes and plenty of water and you'll be in for a tiring but absolutely worthwhile hike.
  • Amazing hike, but do not underestimate the heat and sunshine! Hiking boots and stamina recommend. Hike possible even though monastery is closed.

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