Through this visit the traveller will discover humble secrets hidden in tiny churches of Crete, travel to the medieval world of the Venetian occupied East, capture moments of daily life of the 14th-15th century and feel the philosophy of the Orthodox Christian church.
Thousands of medieval treasures of art and spirit are scattered in the villages and the countryside of Crete. They are not hidden in the earth. They are not displayed in museums. Just opening the door of a Byzantine church and behold a gallery with art works by anonymous artists: illustrated episodes of the gospels, the saints’ lives, the holy service, the psalms, the Revelation. Saints and sinners, heaven and earth, the whole universe in the miniature of a church. The beliefs, the practice and the ontology of the Orthodox Christian church written shortly and simply on the walls, in a language that can be read even by illiterates: the language of the image.
A traditional village: walking tour inside Kritsa.
Saints and sinners: visiting Agios Ioannis Prodromos (Saint John the Baptist) church (14th cen.).
Earth and heaven: visiting Afentis Christos (Christ the Savior) church (14th cen.).
Modern Communion: taste a local drink in a traditional kafeneio.