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St John Monastery in Anopolis

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Located not far from Heraklion, the monastery of St. John Theologos (John the Apostle) in Anopolis has endured the harshness of the Turks during the Turkish occupation of Crete, yet it remains operational today. Nestled in a picturesque valley at an elevation of 170m, the monastery can be found southeast of Anopolis.

One theory suggests that the monastery was initially part of the St. John monastery in Patmos, which explains its name. However, it is more likely that it was a subsidiary of the coastal monastery of St. George, situated near the mouth of the Aposelemis river. The temple was destroyed by the Germans in 1940. During the Venetian occupation, the monks from the St. George monastery relocated to Anopolis to escape continuous pirate attacks. They also brought with them the icon of St. George, which still exists today.

Upon first glance, the majestic church of St. John (celebrated on May 8) will captivate you. Constructed adjacent to the old church, it measures 33m in length and features 33 doors (representing the years of Christ) and 107 doors and windows (symbolizing the years of St. John).

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The holiday home can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area.

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The air-conditioned property is fitted with a kitchen and has a flat-screen TV and DVD player. A CD player is available. Free WiFi is also available, as well as free parking.

The immediate area is perfect for mountain walks and for discovering local handicrafts and cultural activities whilst the famous Knossos Place and the Archaeological Museum can be found in the nearby area. Kokkini Hani beach and the Cretaquarium are at 3 km.

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Venetian Walls is 18 km from the holiday home, while The Palace of Knossos is 19 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 11 km from FILEMA HOME (stone house).

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Guests can also relax in the garden.

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A car rental service is available at the holiday home, while cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

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