To the monastery Odigitrias

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An impressive cycling tour for every cyclist to the wonderful renovated monastery "Odigitrias".

distance:  30 km
required:  uncomplicated bike ride on asphalt with some small climbs
supply on the ride:  Pitsidia, Sivas

The monastery of Odegetria, the All-Holy-Virgin (Odegetria) “she who leads the way” is one of the oldest and most important monasteries of Crete.

Built in the fortress style, it still features a so-called defensive tower in the courtyard. Thus the monks protected against pirates who came from the South Seas.  According to old scriptures the monastery was built in the year 961 after Christ.
The tower that we see today has been built during the Venetian epoch, the Byzantine style elements have been respected.

In the center of the monastery square is the two-aisled church dedicated to the Blessed Mother and the Holy Apostles.

Inside, there are well-preserved wall paintings, portable icons and ornate iconostasis. In addition, the monastery has outstanding icons of the painter Angelos from the 15th Century.
In a small museum an old, original oil press from the 17th - 18th century, an old stove, a wine press and other antique farm equipment are exhibited and were put back into operation.

 

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Distance: 30 km
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