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Faneromeni Monastery in Moni Faneromenis

The worn doorstep of the Faneromeni Monastery church, Sitia
The worn doorstep of the Faneromeni Monastery church, Sitia
The monastery is perched dramatically on the edge of a canyon. The name of the monastery (Faneromeni, "revealed") was taken from an icon of the Virgin which was found in a small cave beside the church.
The frescoes in this small fourteenth century monastery church are dated 1455 and were blackened by smoke when the church was set on fire to by the Turks. There is an inscription commemorating renovations on the monks cells in 1624.
 

Photos of Faneromeni Monastery in Moni Faneromenis:


Darkened frescoes in Faneromeni Monastery, Sitia
Darkened frescoes in Faneromeni Monastery, Sitia
The cloister area in the Faneromeni Monastery, Sitia
The cloister area in the Faneromeni Monastery, Sitia
The worn doorstep of the Faneromeni Monastery church, Sitia
The worn doorstep of the Faneromeni Monastery church, Sitia
 
Visit the area of the sight: Faneromeni Monastery