It has been cold, cold, cold here in a famous Summer destination, Crete, Greece. Right now, it is actually raining with snows. I’m talking all over Crete, and not just on high mountains. My landlord said it was only the first time in 10 years.
Luckily last weekend, we did get to borrow a little bit of sunshine. And so, we took advantage of it!
Hurry up! Let’s go…
The Sophomore Slump Recommends
Movie: And my choice for the upcoming Oscar is Birdman to snag Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – tough competition against Boyhood), Best Actor (Michael Keaton – very deserving), Best Actress (Emma Stone – long shot), and Best Screenplay.
Say what!!?? Who hates bloggers? The actual clip is only up to 1:33.
Music: Z by My Morning Jacket – Looking for the best air drums play? My Morning Jacket and their album Z might be your best bet.
As soon as you enter the gate, you will be welcomed with a nice, well-cared-for courtyard. From what I heard, not many monasteries can say the same.
They say that many monasteries here in Greece come as a disappointment. Agia Triada is an exception.
Let’s go inside …
Oh My Greek! 😆
The enitre complex looks old because it is old. 🙂 It is one of the most important historical monuments of the island.
You have to give Agia Triada some slack. It has gone through a lot. 😀
Its initial construction was stopped during Turkish Invasion. Then, during the Greek War of Independence in 1821, the monks managed to escape the monastery leaving behind historical relics and manuscripts which were burnt by the Turks. The church was completed only after the Greek Revolution.
I love its ancient look anyway. 😉
The monastery also has a museum, a library, and a shop to buy great wine, vinegar, cheese, and olive oil products.
There is no entry fee. Everyone is welcome, religious or not. Plus, this is very close to Chania airport. Exceptionally impressive, architecturally interesting, and historically important. Agia Triada Monastery might be a great quick stop as you enter the island before hitting the beach, or as you are leaving the island before you take the flight back. 😉
Last Calls …
Feel, feel and feel… Saya..D..Poet is here to entertain and impress us with her poems. Here’s a favorite … Sunshine – lost n found <– click on the title.
This weekend, we are for sure going to Rethymno for the Carnival!