Not only the famous monasteries of Crete are worth visiting, but there are many more very interesting and beautiful.
Don't forget to visit the Karidi monastery in Apokoronas area, one of the most beautiful and interesting ones. It's building are well preserved and easily puts you in a nostalgic and romantic mood.
The first information about the monastery comes from 1600. During 1829 started its olive oil production. They exploit the olive trees of the surrounding hills and they used machinery inside the monastery.
You can still see the remains of the impressive parallel arches.