One of the oldest monasteries in Crete, on the edge of a cliff.

The monastery of St.John is located pretty close to the Chania airport , south of Pazinos ( or Galagado) .The monastery was surrounded by walls which are saved up to today in great condition.

The monastery is a rare sample of western monastic architecture for Greece. The church is outside the central yard where the monk’s cells are and it has a separate entrance. It is assumed that it must have been a catholic monastery of St.George as it has been stated by the guard of the castle in 1637. In the monastery there is also an excellent sample of a traditional oil mill.

Visit Hours: 8.00-15.00