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Arkadi, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 083135
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All reviews sad history cretan history powder room red train ottoman empire ottoman rule beautiful site peaceful place great history greek orthodox worth the trip yogurt small museum entrance fee hired a car well worth the visit couple of hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ioannisa260
Reviewed 7 November 2018

great place too vist when your tired off lying around the pool get the little red train its a great way too see crete

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Declan F
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LMS579
Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 532Sue
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gabrieladanaudrea
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Nice place with an interesting past. Great views and a welcome water stop as part of an ebike tour with our guide Michalis.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ron Y
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MichelleRaa
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A must see when in Rethymno (situated only 25km southeast of it). The exact founding date is unknown. Very nice.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KarinAndFilip
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

This ancient monastery served as a citadel in the uprising against Turkish occupation in 1866. The defenders were massacred. Plenty of interesting things to see in this fascinating place.

Date of experience: September 2018
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13 August 2018|
Response from Dan L | Reviewed this property |
9.00am to 7.00pm Monday - Sunday inclusive
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Just normal casual clothing, would suggest not really short shorts, and in any case, in the hot sun it is good idea to cover upper arms and knees/thighs!!