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Taxi and transfer to Kera Kardiotissa Monastery Crete

While planning a trip to Crete, the tourists often include Kera Kardiotissa Monastery in their sightseeing route. One should notice that there is no evidence regarding the exact time of the monastery construction. This building had undergone a lot of attacks and renovations as well.

Kardiotissa icon is one of the major reasons for the tourists’ interest. The monastery preserved this unique item up to the XVI century. You can get to the monastery easy and fast if book a transfer in advance.

Kera Kardiotissa Monastery description

Kera Kardiotissa is a small monastery that nestles not far from the settlement of Kera, on Crete. The name of the building derives from the name of the myrrh steaming Kardiotissa The Tender Heart icon. It was created by Lazarus. The monastery preserved this unique piece of art up till 1498.

At present, you can see the copy of the icon which dates back from the XVIII century. Thousands of believers and tourists annually come to Kera Kardiotissa. The distance from Heraklion, the island’s capital, is 41 kilometer. It will take you about an hour to overcome the distance.

Kera Kardiotissa Monastery history

The exact date of the construction of Kera Kardiotissa Monastery is unknown. Presumably, the building dates back from the period from the X to XIII century AD. Before this time, Kera Kardiotissa icon was kept in the nearby village. The first mentions regarding the monastery date back from 1333.

One should notice that the icon of Virgin Mary hooking baby Jesus was stolen several times in the history of the monastery’s existence. Each time, people returned it back. However, in 1498, it was stolen again by the Roman merchant and never came back.

The icon you can see at the monastery at present is the copy. People brought it to Kera Kardiotissa in 1735. It is quite interesting that the copy of the icon is said to have healing properties. In 1982someone stole this copy. However, it was quickly returned back.

There are a Byzantine church and several premises for living and welfare maintenance on the territory of the monastery. The frescos on the walls of Kera Kardiotissa are of great interest for visitors either. However, the major attractions of Kera Kardiotissa are the church and the icon.

According to the legends, Kera Kardiotissa icon positively influences the fertility of women and gives health. Recalling Kera Kardiotissa icon name (“Lady of the Heart”), people attribute to the icon healing properties related to heart diseases and headaches.

Whatever the case, Kera Kardiotissa Monastery remains one of the major landmarks of Crete.

How to get to Kera Kardiotissa Monastery?

The island of Crete has a well-developed transport network. Thus, you will have no difficulties in getting from one location to another one. Kera Kardiotissa Monastery can be also accessed by taxi. However, most travelers prefer to book a transfer in advance.

This choice results from the fact that transportation by bus is often difficult and takes much time, comparing to a taxi or a transfer. However, by using the service of a taxi, you risk to waste your time and spend a lot of money. A transfer can be booked from any place in Greece. Moreover, its price is always fixed, and it is up to you to choose the time and the class of a vehicle. You can book a transfer from Aktis.Taxi to Kera Kardiotissa Monastery right now.

How can I order a transfer from Aktis.Taxi online?

The website of Aktis.Taxi is easy to use. You can book a transfer in the required destination just in a few clicks.

You will need to carry out the following actions to make a reservation:

  1. Enter the points of departure and arrival in the corresponding fields.

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  1. Select the vehicle and the date of a trip.

  2. Specify additional details regarding the order.

  3. Enter your email.

  4. Finish reservation.

A driver will be waiting for you at the indicated place at a given time.

Advantages of booking a transfer from Aktis.Taxi

Aktis.Taxi is a reliable company that specializes in providing transfer services within Greece. It will take you just a few minutes to book an individual or group transfer to Kera Kardiotissa Monastery on the website if Aktis.Taxi. We provide all our customers with the following conditions:

  • an opportunity to book a transfer online;

  • a multilingual driver and 24/7 customer support service;

  • a diverse selection of vehicles from the new car fleet;

  • no prepayments;

  • additional services (meeting at the airport, help with baggage, car seats) at no cost;

  • Wi-Fi and air-conditioning in every vehicle.

Note that the cost of transfers from Aktis.Taxi is 20% less, comparing to the prices applied by the city taxi drivers.

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