Pantanassa Monastery is located almost 13 km west of Heraklion at Rogdia Maleviziou.
Pantanassa which is a female Monastery is dedicated to the Genesio of Panagia (Birth of Mary) that we celebrate on the 8th of September. The beautiful Monastery is surrounded by tall pine trees and is built only 200 meters from the sea on a small hill.
The Metropolitan Nikolaos Ksenos and founder of the Monastery, dreamed of founding also an orphanage, a nursing home, a kindergarten and many others as part of his charity work. But unfortunately, he passed away before completing his dream.