located east of Sitia, rabout 20 km. It is both a fortress and a monastery, surrounded by 10-meter high walls. This is one of the most important and richest monasteries in Crete. Monastery area is 800 square meters Passing say that Topolu was founded in the 15th century AD, in 1612, was destroyed by an earthquake that again, hands monks was again rebuilt. Its structure is breathtaking, so visiting the must-see around the monastery.