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Apezanon Monastery in Moni Apezanon

The church of the Apezanon Monastery
The church of the Apezanon Monastery
The monastery of Agios Antonios or Apezanon is located on a plateau overlooking the Libyan Sea in southern Crete. The church of the monastery is a three-aisled basilica with the central aisle higher than the other two, dedicated to Saint Anthony, to the Transfiguration and to the Three Ierarhes. The church has a unique carved altar screen, interesting icons, and a bell tower. The monastery, resembling a fort like Toplou, was constructed during the Venetian rule. The Turks destroyed the monastery during their occupation. The rebuilt monastery is in a pleasant site and contains many valuable religious articles.

Photos of Apezanon Monastery in Moni Apezanon:


The fortress-like Apezanon Monastery
The fortress-like Apezanon Monastery
A decoration above the portal of Apezanon Monastery
A decoration above the portal of Apezanon Monastery
Ancient remainders used in constructing the Apezanon Monastery
Ancient remainders used in constructing the Apezanon Monastery
The belfry of Apezanon Monastery
The belfry of Apezanon Monastery
The Apezanon Monastery in the Asterousia Mountains of Crete
The Apezanon Monastery in the Asterousia Mountains of Crete
The courtyard in the Apezanon Monastery
The courtyard in the Apezanon Monastery
The church of the Apezanon Monastery
The church of the Apezanon Monastery
 
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