Gonia Monastery
Gonia Monastery
Gonia Monastery is one of the best preserved monasteries on Crete. It was built between 1618 and 1637 and it is dedicated to Virgin Mary Hodegetria (she who shows the way) and it looks like an old fortress. In the museum of the monastery one can admire an important collection of precious post-Byzantine icons and other rare religious treasures. The monastery is situated 1 Km north of Kolymbari village and 25 km West of Chania in Crete, in the western corner (Gonia in Greek) of the Prefecture of Chania, as indicates its name.

HOW TO GET THERE: By car towards Kolymbari and from there following the signs to Gonia Monastery
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