Monastery of Agia Triada

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

Monastery of Agia Triada

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

Highlights

  • Admire the geometry of the Monastery, which combines the Byzantine tradition with the western ecclesiastical architecture.
  • Visit the folk museum in the basement of the Monastery, where you can admire a large collection of old objects and agricultural tools, like an old mill and a screw press.
  • Taste, without charge, all the fine products of the Monastery and admire the imposing cellar.
  • Buy the Monastery’s products in the traditional store, like organic olive oil, wine, honey, vinegar and olive oil soap of unique quality.
  • Combine your visit to the historic Monastery along with a tour of vineyards and olive groves. 
  • Visit the equally-famous Monastery of Gouverneto, 4 km further to the north.

Highlights

  • Admire the geometry of the Monastery, which combines the Byzantine tradition with the western ecclesiastical architecture.
  • Visit the folk museum in the basement of the Monastery, where you can admire a large collection of old objects and agricultural tools, like an old mill and a screw press.
  • Taste, without charge, all the fine products of the Monastery and admire the imposing cellar.
  • Buy the Monastery’s products in the traditional store, like organic olive oil, wine, honey, vinegar and olive oil soap of unique quality.
  • Combine your visit to the historic Monastery along with a tour of vineyards and olive groves. 
  • Visit the equally-famous Monastery of Gouverneto, 4 km further to the north.

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