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First of all, we visit the Monastery of Tsagarolon. Agia Triada Monastery or the Monastery of Agia Triada Tsangarolon is a Greek Orthodox monastery in the Akrotiri peninsula in the Chania regional unitCreteGreece. It also contains a museum.

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The monastery, which means "Holy Trinity", was built in the 17th century by two brothers of the Venetian Zangaroli family on the site of a pre-existing church.The monks produce and sell wine and olive oil on the premises.

The church is built in the Byzantine architectural cruciform style with three domes. The main church is flanked by two smaller domed chapels, one of which is dedicated to the Life-Giving Spring (Zoodochos Pigi) and the other to Saint John the Theologian.The main church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and the church has a narthex at the front set at right angles to the main aisle. There are two large Doric-style columns and one smaller, Corinthian-style column on either side of the main entrance. The facade of the church has double columns of Ionian and Corinthian style and bears an inscription in Greek, which is dated to 1631.The monastery's cellar door is dated to 1613. In the 19th century the monastery was established as an important theological school from 1833 and the belfry is dated to 1864. The monastery was later extensively damaged during conflicts with the Turks and in 1892, a seminary was established

 
We continue this daily tour with one more nice photo-stop in Akrotiri, at the tomb of the famous Elefterios VenizelosThe tombs of Eleftherios Venizelos and his son Sophoklis are found On Akrotiri, at a site overlooking Chania. At this site, the Greek flag was raised in defiance of the Turks and the Great Powers, with the peninsula acting as a headquarters of the Cretan Revolution.
 
The last stop is at the city of Chania. Here, Turkish and Venetian architectural styles meet and form a very impressive townscape. Especially in the old town, narrow streets and alleys, old mansion and arcades, mosques and minarets bear witness to the long presence of  Venetians and Turks.
 
All this creates an exceptional atmosphere, and it is no wonder that Chania is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in Crete.

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