The Cretan tradition is inextricably linked to the monasteries. In all counties there enough to explore and admire. Wonderful paintings play our religious tradition, through the tendency of Renaissance Cretan School of Painting.
The Cretan Monasteries helped and aid the revolution against Turks.
The majority of the monasteries are open to the public for certain hours, and appropriate wear is necessary, while taking photographs is prohibited in many of them.
Heraklion houses some of the most historic and oldest monasteries. The most famous are: