Potamies Village

Potamies Village Crete Panagia Gouverniotissa Monastery

Potamies is the first village you come across, heading south from Hersonissos towards the Lassithi Plateau. It is a beautiful village that possesses many significant historical and religious sites.

While in Potamies, Heraklion Crete suggest visiting the Monastery of Panagia Gouverniotissa, where you can admire the 14th century murals in the Church of the Panagia. According to local lore, the monastery was built by a Byzantine King who arrived in Crete after the island’s liberation from the Arabs in 961 AD.

You can also pay a visit to the Byzantine Church of our Lord Christ, as well as the Church of Agia Kyriaki. If you want to get acquainted with the village and its beauty, we recommend going on a donkey ride, offered by the Kriti-Farm-Donkey Tours Agency located in Potamies village.

There are a number of cafes, snack – bars and traditional tavernas where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, a drink or a delicious meal.

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