Savvathianon Monastery

Savvathianon Monastery

In a lush ravine of Mt. Vassiliko is one of Crete’s most historic monasteries, the Savvathianon Monastery, which is dedicated to the patron saint of monks, Saint Anthony. Historical sources indicate that this was an important monastery in the 16th century, but it suffered extensive damage during the siege of Handakas by the Turks, who used the area as a base of operations.

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