Religious Experiences - Municipality of Hersonissos Crete

Explore in 360 Panoramic photos, the most beautiful churches of Hersonissos Municipality

The church of Panagia Gouverniotissa was the church of a monastery of the Venetian period. Under Venetian archives the church belonged to the mid 16th century the Venetian nobleman Francesco Ntemetzo, who granted the Hieromonk Makarios and Parthen...
Situated in the pretty Lagada Valley, this is a good spot for horse-riding, hiking, walking and bird-watching. Its position on the way to Lasithi Plateau means that day trips from this village into the mountains are a natural choice. From there th...
The cave of Agia Fotini was known hideout at the period of the Cretan Revolution. The entrance to the northwest and has a width 4.95 m and a height of 5.30 m The width ranges from 1.8 m to 7.5 m and has a total height of 5.3 m to 20m. The total le...
The area of Episkopi inhabited over time from the Minoan period to today. Identified antiquities from the Middle Minoan period to the Ottoman era. 
The area of Episkopi inhabited over time from the Minoan period to today. Identified antiquities from the Middle Minoan period to the Ottoman era. 
Kainourgio Horio is a small and very old settlement. It is a rural village, the inhabitants, mostly older, with the cultivation of the vine, the krasampelou, cereal cultivation and animal husbandry. From documents found by the period of Venetian r...
According to tradition, the name of Sgourokefali was a shepherd who was called Sgouros. Sgouros was the first villager who built on the hilltop, which in Crete called head. From this came the name "Sgouros the Head", and later Sgourokefali.To get ...
Located about 15 kilometers from the city of Heraklion. Located in the valley of Vathianos river. The inhabitants engaged in olive growing and viticulture. Among the sights worth mentioning the canyon Porofarago.
The village of Stamni is hilly village at the area of Epiksopi. Gorgeous and colorful, this settlement is located at an altitude of 290 m from the sea, and is 17 km from Heraklion. By the census of 2011 permanent residents totaled 160. The main pr...
The area of Episkopi inhabited over time from the Minoan period to today. Identified antiquities from the Middle Minoan period to the Ottoman era. The Diocese are also Venetian monuments. Previously the main occupation of the inhabitants was olive...
The earliest reference to the monastery is made in a document of 1333, a period during which it was a fief of the Latin Patriarchate of Constantinople. It has also been argued (Stergios Spanakis) that the establishment of the monastery is linked w...
Hill of Kastri, west of which the main town actually starts. Over the hill, you should visit the ruins of an old basilica with many mosaics. Just on the east is the picturesque chapel of Agia Paraskevi, part of which is built into the rock. The Ch...
The Village of Avdou located in the middle of the verdant valley of Lagada and produces mainly oil. The village is full of life especially in the summer where the population rises. This happens as the locals always return honored place and honor n...
The Village of Avdou located in the middle of the verdant valley of Lagada and produces mainly oil. The village is full of life especially in the summer where the population rises. This happens as the locals always return honored place and honor n...
Situated in the pretty Lagada Valley, this is a good spot for horse-riding, hiking, walking and bird-watching. Its position on the way to Lasithi Plateau means that day trips from this village into the mountains are a natural choice. From there th...