Greece

Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) Monastery in Crete, Greece

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!

Agia Triada Monastery

Hurry up! Let’s go…

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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.

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Agia Triada Monastery

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.

Agia Triada Monastery

They say that many monasteries here in Greece come as a disappointment. Agia Triada is an exception.

Let’s go inside …

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OMG …

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Oh My Greek! 😆

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The enitre complex looks old because it is old. 🙂 It is one of the most important historical monuments of the island.

Agia Triada Monastery

 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.

Agia Triada Monastery

 I love its ancient look anyway. 😉

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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 …

Agia Triada Monastery

Agia Triada Monastery

Agia Triada Monastery

 

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This weekend, we are for sure going to Rethymno for the Carnival!

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  1. Rommel…thank you so very much for the surprise, though thanks feels formal.. 🙂 your photos are colourful and great, but I have no knowledge about the history of Greece.. 🙂 hope you have settled down..
    If you don’t mind my telling, in the first para you have typed talking instead of walking probably.. 🙂
    thanks again..the original post which inspired this poem is one of my favourites..

    • Have you seen Birdman? If not, I highly suggest it. Not your regular movie. Something that you need to get adjusted as the movie goes on. I love how there’s so much to interpret about the movie. I think about the different representations even days after I’ve seen it.

      • I went back to your post and looked all over again, Love every shot! I’m going to watch it this weekend. I need to remember to bring a box of tissue. 😀 Thank you so much for the movie, music, review, Rommel. 🙂

    • It took me aback, look awful at first. I wondered why they never bothered to repaint it. Then again, I started to really love it. I started to realise that it’s nice to see something untainted, real authentic for a change. 😉

  2. I very much enjoyed touring through the Monastery with you Rommel, and your photos are really lovely. I’m glad it stopped raining because the big Greek skies came through nicely in your photos. 🙂

  3. Now I know why places like Greece attract me so much, I love how ancient and homely they are. Their rustiness and vintage looks, speaks nothing short of absolute beauty! Love your shots.

    So our Rommel is still on the run, huh! Traveling and sharing your adventures with us. Hope you are doing great, It’s been a while !
    Love,
    Zee ❤

  4. Beautiful place…I love the opening shot, it invites us in and there is so much to see. This spot looks perfect to spend an afternoon, and I’d like to walk down that hallway in the 3rd shot and just sit on that bench and watch while enjoy a coffee. Your great adventures continue ~ such an inspiration.

    Also, wow on the video clip that you for including it as it is the first I’ve seen for this movie (although heard all about it winning awards). That is a great performance by Emma… looking forward to seeing it. Cheers and take care!

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