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“Go with a guide!”

Sacred Monastery of Arkadi
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US$157.65*
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Cretan Monasteries, Villages and Countryside Small Group Day Trip with Meal
Ranked #2 of 73 things to do in Rethymnon
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Oslo
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53 reviews
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“Go with a guide!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

We were not exactly disappointed, but all in all the monastery appeared as an old building similar to many more you see scattered all over Crete. Without a guide to share the stories of the place we we found ourselves wandering around the premises without really knowing what to notice and what was of less importance.
It was interesting, but I still want to rate it below my average experience in other places. What I found lacking was more information posted - which is also why I would recommend to go as part of a tour group.

I do want to mention that the drive to the monastery is magnificent - and the scenery is gorgeous!

Visited April 2012
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“Whispers of History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

Important religion monument. Don't miss it even if you go there just for having a nice greek coffee.

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Lindesnes Municipality, Norway
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“An important part of Cretan history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Read the history, and you will not miss it. Impressing suroundings.

Visited February 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Very expensive, however a perimeter view is satisfactory from the carpark

Visited September 2011
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Santa Cruz, California
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“Living history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

The history of the monastery seems to come alive when you are inside the walls. a fascinating small museum with pictures of the Greek freedom fighters and very nice painted wood alter decorations

Visited February 2012
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