The Monastery of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) or Tzagarolon Monastery, is one of the most impressive monasteries in Crete. It has greatly contributed to the history of the island. The Monastery is located close to Chania on the Akrotiri Peninsula. It was built by the brothers Ieremias and Lavrentios Tsagaroloi (1632). The brothers, who came from a great Venetian-Cretan family, had a powerful influence on the Orthodox population and the Catholic Venetians. The Monastery of Agia Triada is not only very important, but also extremely beautiful. Ever since it was built it has farmed organic olive trees and vineyards producing fine wine and organic extra virgin olive oil. It also produces traditional tsikoudia, pure thyme honey and unique balsamic vinegars scented with thyme honey or fresh orange.