The monastery of Gonia, or the "Lady of the Angels Monastery of Gonia", as is the official name of the monastery, is located in Kolymbari, just to the north of the harbor.
The monastery was a center of resistance to all the struggles of Crete, and as a result it experienced the destructive fury of the conquerors. Read the history of the monastery of Gonia.
Despite the many disasters suffered during the years of Ottoman rule in Crete, as well as in the period of the German occupation during the World war II, still preserved many relics of the monastery such as pictures, antique books and historical documents, vestments and other precious treasures. You can see it all in the museum of the monastery.
View photos of the Monastery of Gonia.