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Sacred Monastery of Arkadi

Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 083136
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Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 083136
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My fiance' and I visited the monastery during a private cultural tour. I was surprised to see that ruins still had some beauty with the history of the battle that occurred. What such sacrifices that were made by the people. Also, we were greeted by...More

Thank LaKesha W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Monastery is situated little over 20 km southeast of Rethymnon and is a symbolic place of local resistance in its struggle for freedom ; here hundreds of people have lost their lives in 1866 in a decisive battle against the Turks ; originally it...More

Thank Ulysses336
Reviewed December 5, 2017

Arkadi is a place of great tragedy for Greek people. Nowadays it's a quiet monastery, but still very important one. Its history shows - it is very beautiful and very photogenic despite all the damage it suffered during the ages.

Thank RockyMM
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

A very old monastery with a vivid sad background. Casual clothing required, and time allocated can reach up to 2 3 hours. It contains small museums and thus an entrance fee is required. I no longer remember the amount though. Do take the time to...More

Thank Nadine A
Reviewed November 13, 2017

A visit to the Arkadi Monastery is an absolute must when visiting Crete. The story and history of the events that took place there are an essential part of understanding Cretan culture.

Thank Paolo P
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

We had 5 nights in Rethymon old town and loved wandering around the maze of narrow lanes and by the Venetian Harbour. Many excellent modestly priced restaurants, people very friendly.

Thank Stuart T
Reviewed November 4, 2017

If you only see one monastery in Crete, go to this one. It's laid out the best and offers more written guides at exhibits explaining the history more than most. Be sure to read. Don't miss what everyone is talking about. You are able to...More

Thank Cara1313
Reviewed October 30, 2017

The drive from Rethymno town, as well as the destination, offer lovely views, and the story of resistance against the Ottoman regime adds a lot of interest to the visit.

Thank Hed1959
Reviewed October 29, 2017

is like to travelling at the past and is how to see memories in every room that is accessible for visitors. it is very inspiritual. thanks to the locals that work (& rescue) this place.

Thank StayNoble
Reviewed October 28, 2017

The historic background of this place is impressive, and well documented in the monastry. Highly recommended to understand more about the background and history of the Island

Thank John M
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Kk L
April 23, 2017|
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Response from Μάνος Π | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
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July 16, 2016|
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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!!
May 11, 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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