"Day trip from Ayios Nikolaos" Kritsa by angiebabe
Kritsa Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 22 photos
A popular excursion from the beautiful blue waters of the beach resort town of Ayios Nikolaos is to the 'traditional village' of Kritsas 10 km away. Buses leave at least every hour from the bus station.
I drove about 20 minutes by car from Neapolis.
2 km before Kritsas is the Byzantine church of Panayia Kyra which inside survives perhaps the most complet set of Byzantine frescoes in Crete. The fourteenth and fifteenth century works have been retouched but are rather beautiful and worth the visit - but the damper is that no photos allowed! There is a small shop there though, along with selling religious icons, has 2 versions of books full of information and photos of the frescoes inside the lovely church. Entrance was 3 euro. There is a cafe restaurant directly across the road (with the only toilets around until Kritsa)
There were hardly any people around when I was there about midday - the small centre square of the town which was... more travel advice
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