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Sacred Monastery of Arkadi

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Address: Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2831 083135
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Pride and history

Content that i have been there, learning from the history, and prioud for the defiance of my ancestors. Really sacred and eternally free

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Content that i have been there, learning from the history, and prioud for the defiance of my ancestors. Really sacred and eternally free

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very historic place with an interesting legacy and background. Should definitely check for a guide there to learn the history of this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great drive up and fascinating history that gives some understanding of Cretan culture. It is easy to spend an hour here and look out over the mountains.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before visiting this gorgeous monastery, please read about its history, about the horror that took place there... then you will be able to enjoy its peaceful beauty even more. Only three monks live there nowadays with a few cats who look very healthy and well fed!

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Rethymnon, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

every body have to visit this place its aplace of legend ..of history 150 years ago almost 1000 cretran heroes give their lifes for the freedom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the Arkadi Monastery 3 times in the last 5 years. Each time we used the "noddy train" which does specific visits. The journey is pleasant and interesting and the monastery is historically interesting and a place where you can experience peace. It is worth a visit.

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Fourqueux, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful byzantin monastery located in a small cretan town. Full of history and emotions....i recommend this,place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've been meaning to visit for a number of years, and finally ticked this off our list at long last. Having visited more than our fair share of historical sites in Crete I can honestly say that this is the most memorable of them all. We spent more hours here than we had anticipated, and yet will most certainly return... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The monastery is beautiful but its place in history makes it memorable. The act of defying the Ottoman empire changed the course of world events.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Site of historical significance. Events here led to Crete being united with Greece. Well presented and explained. Very good museum. 3 euro entrance for adults. Excellent café for lunch on the site with great views from terrace.

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