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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  • We went to visit this monastery with our family It is a quiet place full of history. It is an extraordinary place The view from behind is breathtaking We advise you to visit this site When you...  more »
  • A nice walk with interesting churches, chapels, a cave and a small herbor at the end of the gorge. Take enough water with you in high summer.  more »
  • 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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