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Menies, Platanias, Chania,Crete

Tower of Agios Georgios Monastery

  
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Tower of Agios Georgios Monastery
Location:
St. George Monastery, 500m west of bay Menies, close to cape Spatha of Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Chania
Municipality > Town:
City of Platanias
• Menies
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 125 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
16th century or earlier  
Post-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The monastery of Agios Georgios (Saint George) was built in the 9th century and was abandoned several centuries later (17th?) because of pirate raids.

The tower of the monastery was built by the monks in the 16th century (or earlier) for protection from the pirates.

500m to the east there is a beautiful beach: Menies. To reach the monastery, one has to drive through a 22 km dirt road from the village Rodopos.


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Road map to Tower of Agios Georgios Monastery

Access
Approach to the monument:
A dirt road 22km from Rodopos (direction Menies) leads to the monastery.
Entrance:
Free access


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