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Arkadi, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This monastery’s history reflected a time that reflects our own. A powerful symbol stretching back not too distant.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 599nigelc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The importance of The Arkadi Monastery in the Cretan liberation struggle from the Ottoman occupation and the resistance against the Nazis during WW2, is enormous. Google it, read up and then visit the site. It’s unbelievable. If you’re interested in the more “modern” history of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dr_Nico
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It has a small and nice church with a beautiful facade. It has a very interesting museum and a couple of rooms with old portraits and photos. Recommended.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PedroL942
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you love history and beautiful architecture. Go there. 1hour visit or 30 minutes more is ok. Interesting place and wonderful surroundings near the monastery.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DKev76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over the past 20 years we have visited this site several times but this must be the most interesting as there is now a little museum with every exhibit in dual language English and Greek giving a far better insight to the story behind the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the 20 minute drive from the main road between Heraklion and Rethymno. It was rainy, cold, and windy, but we were still able to walk the grounds and buildings. Historically, the monastery is a critical part of Crete and is fairly well preserved...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Nestled in a mountain area, requiring small roads to reach it, is a monastery of beauty, peace and historic drama. The drive from the coastal road is poorly marked, but you will find this monastery if you don’t lose hope. Once you get there you’ll...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank N3761MDalexk
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

A must see... for many reasons 1. The surroundings with green trees when you ride through Loutra and Kyrianna or more desertlike when you drive up hill through Ancient Eleftherna 2. The monumental monastery of Arkadi with its history in the many revolutions before Crete...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank irma4irma
Reviewed February 6, 2019

We greatly enjoyed our visit to this monastery which has so much history and sadness. We admired the tremendous courage of those who refused to succumb to Turkish invaders and the bravery of monks in supporting the resistance against German occupation. It was a memorable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank HilaryW971
Reviewed January 21, 2019

We came here as the first stop on our week long bus tour of Crete. Really interesting place with lots of history. Since we were on a tour, we had limited time and didn't get to see everything that we would have liked to see....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Lauren F
March 1, 2019|
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Response from ioannisa260 | Reviewed this property |
You can find a booklet in english at the entrance .
August 13, 2018|
Response from Dan L | Reviewed this property |
9.00am to 7.00pm Monday - Sunday inclusive
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April 23, 2017|
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Response from Μάνος Π | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
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