Moni

Moni

The small, picturesque settlement of Moni is about 17 kilometers from Heraclion, on the 1st kilometer of the Tilisos-Anogeia road. Moni is a village of the Malevizi municipality, built 240 meters above the sea level.

200 people live in the settlement and their main occupation is agriculture and, particularly, olive crop and vine-growing.

The country church of Agios Georgios Chimeftos is worth visiting as it is in a very green area (see CHURCHES).

HISTORY

Moni is stated as “Mogni” with 50 people in the 1583 census of Kastrofilakas.

CHURCHES

The Agia Paraskevi and Agios Ioannis Prodromos churches are in the settlement.

The country church of Agios Charalamos is in a very green area, with planes and indigenous plants, 1, 5 kilometers in the south-west of Moni. A spring is in the entrance of the temple and the area around is made in order the visitors to be able to enjoy their visit there. A carved cell in a rock is a few meters from the church and the ruins of an older church can be seen in the east of the church.

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