In the region of Vorizia, at a distance of about 55 km from the city of Heraklion, there is the Varsamonerou monastery. The monastery is deserted today, without cells but with one of the most important frescoed temples of Crete, where the high level of the artistic currents formed at the end of the 15th century can be seen. in Crete. Today the church is named after Agios Fanourios, but the Virgin Guide and Agios Ioannis are also honored in the aisles brought about by the successive expansions of the small original church. In the historical museum of Crete in Heraklion is today the iconostasis of the monastery of excellent ecclesiastical and woodcarving art. In the monastery, in addition to painting, the study of not only ecclesiastical books but also ancient texts found fertile ground.
Source: HERAKLION DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION