Definitely worth a visit:
the new museum under the church of the Monastery Gonia in Kolymbari. One of the most important and also most beautiful religious museums of Crete. The inauguration of the unique museum took place at the beginning of October.
The exhibits cover a period from 1600 AD. until 1900 AD, well preserved relics of the monastery such as pictures, antique books and historical documents, vestments, silverware of the Holy Monastery, an important collection of precious post-Byzantine icons and other precious treasures.
One of the halls contains several antique ecclesiastical books as well as numerous manuscripts of worship.
in summer daily from 09.00 – 14.00 and 16.00 – sunset, in winter during the morning hours.
Entrance fee: 2€
For some pictures inside the museum click here.
Short history of the Monastery.