Intro text for Nida plateau
The abanonded Agios Antonios monstery in Veni hill. Veni means uphill in the Cretan dialect and it reflects the location of the monastery which overlook the east slopes of the hill. It is a glebe of Arkadi monastery although is far way from it. The location is beautiful but it requires a four wheel car and the earth road leading up the monastery is narrow so special attention is advised while driving there. There is also newly added gate (2021) that is locked.
The two aisled cemetery church of Agios Ioannis and Agia Triada in Pantanassa is located at the edge of the village, with a view to Potami dam at the north.
Panagia (Kimisi tis Theotokou / The Assumption of the Virgin Mary) in Meronas is a three-aisled church that is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, to St George and lastly to the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. It is located inside the village of Meronas and it is one of the most important churches in Amari.
Panagia Mavridiani outside of Meronas
Agios Nikolaos in Meronas (Wild nature Eco Lodge Camp). The chuch is located in the Lodge camp so rthe entrance is restricted.
Genna in greek it means birth and for the village of Genna the name was given due to the rich and prosperous land around it that was giving birth to many goods. Many small sized churches of the Venetian perion can be found in this area like Agios Onoufrios cemetery church. Agios Onoufrios is a 14th century church with a distinctive stone winged altarpiece at its interior. Few hundred meters south west an ancient huge olive tree is also a living proof of the human presence in the area for thousands of years, however the late Minoan city of Syvritos just next to the village of Thronos it is a more important proof.
In the village of Thronos Panagia Throniotissa is a 14th century church which was built on top of an early Early Christian Basilica.
Agios Georgios cemetery church in Opsigias
Archngelos Michail in Monastiraki
Agia Anna near Amari
Panagia Kera near Amari
Asomaton monastery, another abandoned monastery in which more recently the Agricultural school was located.
Agia Paraskevi near Asomaton monastery
Astratigos, Michail Angelos cemetery church in Kardaki
Panagia Smile in the abandoned village of Smiles. The church is in ruins and is barely holding.
Panagia in Livada of Fourfouras
Agios Georgios in Fourfouras
Agios Nikolaos in Vyzari
Agios Nikolaos in Lampiotes
Panagia in Lampiotes
Rimoklissia Christian Basilica in Vyzari
Zoodochos Pigi Faneromenis in Chordaki
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