Kremasta (Hanging) Convent

Kremasta Monastery in Neapolis

The name of the Convent is connected to its citadel-type architecture and its location, making it seem like its hanging from the hillside.

According to the inscription, it was founded in 1593 by Mitrophanes Agapitos. It was initially a monastery but was converted into a convent in 1993.

The single-spaced arch-covered catholicon is dedicated to the Taxiarchs and features a gilded wood-carved chancel screen. Also worthy of note is its Altar Stone, dating back to 1622.

Outside the monastery, there is another, more recent church dedicated to the Myrrhbearers

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  • location Neapolis, Mirampelo, Lasithi
  • type Monastery
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