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It is very old , well restored and maintained , keeping all the atmosphere and aroma of the old times when it was an active community . It is a legacy of the cretan fight against Ottomans .There are many thing and a very rich...More
Visiting the Monastery of Arkadi you can tell the immense pride of a people who resisted occupation at all costs. You get the sense of the site's importance to the Cretan people. Take the time to learn a small bit of Crete's history and you...More
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