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

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

Thank 532Sue
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank gabrieladanaudrea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Ron Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank MichelleRaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank KarinAndFilip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank laretal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank morgieworgiewoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Hellfire2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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!

Thank Michelle H
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Gisele C
13 August 2018|
Response from Dan L | Reviewed this property |
9.00am to 7.00pm Monday - Sunday inclusive
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Response from birminghamcorbiere | Reviewed this property |
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!!