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Remote and peacful location, and quite a lot to see apart from the church; a lot of history here, some of it tragic. A small entrance fee but there is a free leaflet with ground plan in a range of languages - useful to make...More
Standing proudly at the end of a steep, twisting road on the edge of the Psilorítis Mountains, not far from Rethymnon, the Arkadi Monastery contains one of the finest Venetian churches on Crete. But its striking facade is not the only reason to visit. The...More
Moni Arkadi, famous for its sad past when the Turks surrounded this place where the Cretans had hid their ammunition and many people had seeked refuge. The Crtans sacrified their lives by blowing up the ammunition so the Turks would not get to it.
This is a very attractive monastery complex in a peaceful location. Once inside, there's the main church with all the usual decorations to look at, plus you can take the stairs up to the ramparts for a good look around. There's also an Ossary, a...More
A bit of a hairy drive up the mountain to reach the Monastery. Lovely location but very hot so take sunscreen and insect repellent. Read about the history online before you visit as a lot of the exhibits have little explanation of this huge part...More
Interesting drive up to the monastery, don't look down. Well worth the journey and i'd recommend you take a few minutes to read up on the history, it helped me. The skull room in the windmill was a thought provoker
We visited as part of a day trip. The monastery has a lot of history and is very important to the people of Crete who gave a bank holiday every year to commemorate what happened there.
Well worth a visit!