Moni Xrisopigis - This Holy Monastery of Panagia Chrissopigi, a popular female monastery today in Greece is located just three km from Chania. From the city, on the route to the port of Souda. It is dedicated to Panagia Zoodochos Pigi and celebrates Friday after Easter. Thousands of people go to this day with devotion and worship the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary. The monastery was founded in the 16th century, during the last period of the Venetian rule and was male until recent years. Over the centuries the monastery experienced periods of growth and decline.