On the land belonging to one of the older monastic dependencies of the Monastery of Chrysopigi (a monument of the 17th century), in the years 1993-1996, the old glebe of Agia Kyriaki was restored. It is located near the village of Varipetro, Nea Kydonia, 12 km from Chania. The new monastic centre is being created in a valley overlooked on either side by caves (some of which are chapels).
In the area of Agia Kyriaki, on a rocky hill under the ruins of the Byzantine castle “Kastellos”, the new monastic buildings of Chrysopigi were erected. The aim is to create a setting where the structured and the unstructured space are in balance, so as to highlight the natural environment and harmonize relationships with the buildings.