Monastery of Saint John the Merciful at Pazinos

Monastery of Saint John the Merciful at Pazinos

The monastery of St. John the Merciful (Agios Ioannis Eleimon) is located very close to Chania airport, south of the village Pazinos or Gagalado. The monastery, was fortified and its walls are preserved in excellent condition.

The monastery is a rare sample in Greece of western monastic architecture, as the church is built outside the central courtyard, where the monk cells are located, and has separate entrance.

There is an excellent example of monastic olive press.

Celebrates at 12 November.


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