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Monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos at Korakies

81 252The monastery of Timios Prodromos is located in Korakies of Akrotiri. It is a historical woman's cloth monastery that is known to local people as the monastery of nuns. The monastery was destroyed many times by the different conquerors of Crete and thus the valuable files that could help for the precise dating of the monastery were lost.

It is believed however that it was initially founded before the Conquest of Istamboul in the coastal region of Agia Kiriaki Halepa. Later, however, when the piratical raids of Arabs began, the nuns were transported to a safer place, on the hill of Agios Matthaios, to finally come at the current place. The monastery is surrounded by a tall wall and the central entry is vigil, in relation to the other monasteries around Akrotiri. At the centre of the wooded yard is located the double temple of Agios Ioannis Prodromos (it is celebrated on August 29) and Agios Georgios (it is celebrated on April 23), surrounded by frugal cells and the auxiliary buildings of the monastery. The icons of the monastery are works of nuns. In the monastery are also hosted the chapels of Agios Andreas Kritis and Panagia Portaitissa.

Municipal Unit: Akrotiri
Working hours: Daily 08.00-18.00
Entrance: Free (with appropriate clothes /the entrance is allowed for groups)
Tel.: +30 28210 64571/66725

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