The Ai Giannis the Balis or from Attali, is a Monastery in Rethymnon, that is historic and recently renovated. We payed a visit there and we thank Father Parthenios, the igumen of the Monastery, who with great love and patience talked to us about the Monastery, gave us a tour, and offered us hospitality at the Archontariki. We also visited the village of Fodele, which is the birthplace of the great hagiographer Dominikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco). It is a nice village with an organized museum with copies of his works, and which we visited while right beside is a 9th century Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary. We thank the organizer ladies of our parish.