Crete Churches

Crete churches

Information about the Churches in Crete island, in Greece but also information about churches and monasteries in many locations of the island: The outstanding countryside and charming towns of Crete provide shelter in a great number of holy sites which reflect the religious character through the ages. Mosques and minarettes were founded during the turkish occupation, most of which are present even to this day. Many of them are now have taken over a different role, as they are used for cultural purposes. Crete bears the co-existence of many religious dogmas.

Being under the Venetian occupation for 400 years (13th - 14th century) Crete has been the ideal place for the foundation of many Catholic churches and medieval castles, whereas Orthodox churches can be found to a much lesser degree. Crete has strong influences from the Byzantine period as well where churches are usually decorated with many frescoes and wall paintings. Crete will take you on a long journey back in time.

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