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Sacred Monastery of Arkadi

Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 083135
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Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 083135
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enough time by the pool drive is to do something more worthy and we visited Arkadi. Well worth it. 3 euros entry and a good wander round this historical site - even a small art gallery. Beautiful vestments on display and silver work - amazing...More

Thank EyelashTravels
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This monastery is where the monks and townspeople made a last stand against the Ottomans in the 1800s. Much of it has been restored. It's very pretty, located inland with a beautiful view, has lovely icons and artifacts , and everything is well labeled and...More

Thank Eastlight108
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent a good couple of hours here. We ended up researching on-line whilst at Arkadi to find out more with regards to its history because its significance to Cretan history wasn't apparent to us at first. This being said, there is an interactive screen...More

Thank Twirly U
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are in the region and have time to spare the monastery is well worth a visit. It is quite beautiful and you can tell that they put effort into the exhibition, where they provide a lot of background information on the history as...More

Thank Morten H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Arkadi Monastery is one of the most important and historic monasteries in Crete, and was mentioned as early as the 16th century as an important cultural centre. The whole monastery exudes a special and wonderful atmosphere. The monastery easily comes from the city of...More

Thank aleksi1-Alexander
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monastery is about a half hour ride from Rethymon, through a rugged and beautiful area. It was the site of a terrible episode in the 1866 revolt of the Cretans against the Ottomans. Essentially, 934 people were holed up inside the fortified monastery, and...More

Thank nippnsc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here from Rethymon, and it's a nice half-day trip with a pleasant drive through the mountains. Great history of how the people here stood strong during the Turkish invasion. Reminded me of "The Alamo" in Texas.

Thank Matt_UKTX
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is an interactive information point tucked away in one of the rooms which you are not made aware of. This is very useful. This historic place is a "must"; it holds a pivotal place in the Greek War of Independence but otherwise too. Its...More

Thank Maccs P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is more a historic place not a monastery. it has an excelent location to visit other place close to monastery

Thank Asados1971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a Christning about to be held on the day we arrived it was the perfect backdrop for such an event. it had lots of litle nooks and crannies to explore.

Thank jackmccaigjnr
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16 July 2016|
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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!!
11 May 2016|
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Response from Sofia A | Reviewed this property |
Hello,sorry now i saw your question.You can go there by car or public spesific bus.I don't know which one you should get because i went there by car.However, what i know is you go to the central bus station in Rethymno to... More
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