Churches in Chania
The Monastery of Virgin Mary Chrissoskalitissa is located on top of a hill above Elafonissi beach, on the southwestern coast of Chania. Inside the monastery, there is a small museum with Byzantine icons, rare manuscripts, and folklore items.
The Monastery of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) Tsagarolon is located in the peninsula of Akrotiri, very close to the airport of Chania. This monastery is impressive with its size. Established in the 18th century, it helped a lot in the Cretan Revolution against the Ottomans.
The Monastery of Gouverneto is also known as the Monastery of the Lady of the Angels. It is located in the peninsula of Akrotiri, east of Chania Town. This monastery looks like a fortress and it is dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin.
The Monastery of Gonia is located on a hill above Kolimbari. It was constructed in the 17th century and it has suffered much damage along its history.
The Catholic Church of Saint Francis is the largest Venetian church of the town. Later, the Turks transformed it into a mosque and now it houses the Archaeological Museum of Chania.
This is the Metropolitan Church of Chania Town and it is dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. The construction of this church was completed in 1860.
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