Preveli Monastery Museum

The ecclesiastical museum of the Preveli Monastery complex is housed in a renovated vaulted building of the Theologou Monastery. The collection, that is whatever has survived several disasters and looting over the years, includes objects from neighbouring monasteries, chapels and hermitages.

Old icons have been incorporated into the gold-plated iconostasis of the main church of the monastery, while the sigillum (important imperial document of the Byzantine years) of Patriarch Grigorios the 5th by means of which the monastery officially became stavropegiac (1798), is unique. Visitors also have the opportunity to see icons by Michail Prevelis and Merkourios from Santorini.

Numerous manuscripts are kept in the library of the monastery, while more ecclesiastical objects like wood carved crucifixes, Gospels and silver trays are exhibited in various areas.

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  • location Preveli Monastery, Aghios Vasilios, Rethymno
  • museum type Ecclesiastical
  • exhibits icons, manuscripts, vestments, iconostasis, various objects
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Visiting hours/info

1 April - 31 October: Daily 09:00-13:30 & 15:30 - sunset
1 November - 31 March: by request

Tel.: +30 28320 31246, 41444

Price Ticket(€): 2,5

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