The mountain village of Kritsa is renowned for its weaving tradition and surrounds a large, shady town square filled with café tables that afford views down the green valleys to the sea.The lovely Byzantine church here, the whitewashed Panayia Kera, has an unusual shape, with three naves supported by heavy triangular buttresses. Built in the early years of Venetian occupation, it contains some of the liveliest and best-preserved medieval frescoes on the island, painted in the 13th century.
- Address: 9 km (5½ mi) west of Ayios Nikolaos
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- Hours: Church, Sat.–Thurs. 9–3
- Location: Ayios Nikolaos