Emailhas already subscribed to our news letter!has successfully subscribed to our news letter!An error occurred! Please try again latter.Your Message has been delivered!Stop SalesNot operatingBookedUnavailableCan CheckoutAvailable for arrivalUnavailable for booking

Diskouri Monastery

The monastery of Diskouri is located 43km east of Rethymnon and is considered one of the oldest monasteries in Crete. Its age is evidenced by the nearby richly decorated Byzantine church of St. John the Baptist.The complex, owned today by the monastery of Halepa, is believed to have been built over an ancient temple of Dioscuri, but this is not proved. It acquired its current form in the last years of the Venetian rule, when it resembled a fortress.In the center of the courtyard there is the church of St. George. The old icon of St. George is famous to the Cretan herders who swear on that when they are accused of stealing animals.The monastery was badly damaged by the Turks and the distasteful interventions of the 20th century, so it has substantially altered its initial form. In the courtyard were buried the bishops Parthenios and Meletios, and the chieftain of Arkadi Monastery, Paul Dedidakis.

Crete Holiday Home

Trantallidou 13-15
Rethymno, 74100
Greece

View on map


Tel(+30) 2831055986, (+30) 6974069475

Emailcreteholidayhome@gmail.com


Fill up this form to contact us if you have any further questions

I hereby certify that the information above is true and accurate.

Stay in touch

Sign up now and receive exclusive offers and benefits.

We value your privacy. None of the details supplied will be shared with external parties