Excursion in Heraklion

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29 February 2016

A pilgrimage to the Holy Monastery of Panagia Psychosostra in Viannos was organized by the ladies of our parish.
Our Lady is present there through an old Byzantine icon, that is miraculous.
We made our pilgrimage while the hieromonk father Zachariah that lives at Her monastery spoke about the monastery’s history.
He gave us a treat of orange juice and a small sweet cheese pie and we sat in the monastery courtyard thinking about the history of the location and especially the grace of Our Lady which is widespread in our country.
At the same time we had the opportunity to visit the major towns in the area while we passed by several villages and from a distance we gazed at others. The area belongs to the Pediados and Viannos provinces, is fertile and mainly produces oil.
We stopped at Arkalochori, Viannos and at Kastelli where we ate our lunch. Kastelli Pediados has a military airport and is intended to become the new largest airport in Crete.
We thank our ladies for the opportunity they gave us.

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