Elafonisi Sightseeing

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Location: Elafonisi
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The Monastery of Virgin Mary Chrissoskalitissa is located on top of a hill above Elafonissi beach, on the south western coast of Chania. Inside the monastery, there is a small museum with Byzantine icons, rare manuscripts and folklore items.


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