CHURCHES AND MONASTERIES
Gouverneto Monastery or Lady of the Angels
The Gouverneto Monastery or Lady of the Angels is one of the oldest monasteries in Crete and is a sign of the Orthodox monastic architecture. Built in 1537 at an altitude of 260 meters by monks of the monastery Catholic who left due to piracy.
After Gouverneto walking trail through the gorge Avlaki, a beautiful wild scenery will look after about 30 minutes driving the ruined Catholic Convent or Monastery of St. John the Hermit. Next to dilapidated buildings but particularly impressive is the cave where St. John the Hermit lived, believed to have come from Egypt and was active in many areas in Crete, as in Azogyre before it Akrotiri.
The cave of St. John was once the bed of an underground river and has a length of over 100 meters and an area of 1500 sq.m.
Officially, the monastery is closed on Wednesdays and Fridays, and Monday – Tuesday – Thursday hours are 9 -12 and 5 PM-7 PM. On weekends the hours are 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 5 PM – 8 PM.
HOW TO GET THERE: Take the road to Chania airport reaching the airport turn left and follow the sign for Agia Triada.
Gouverneto and Catholic found after 4 km.
You can go with your own car or by taxi that we can arrange for you.It takes about 30 minutes to reach.