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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 August 3, 2015 via mobile

Very moving, well worth a visit to hear about the history of this place and the excellent monastery that remains.

Thank yipyipboo
Reviewed July 29, 2015

There is only one bus a day to Arkadi, but it is well worth the visit, it has a very sad history. Make sure you visit the ossuary, with all the ancient skulls! A bit creepy,

1  Thank charannjack
Reviewed July 26, 2015

It was a bit hard to get here but the drive was really scenic. Definitely worth the effort to get here though and to understand the story and significance behind it. There's no need to organise a tour guide as the free brochure explains everything...More

Thank Jordan R
Reviewed July 25, 2015

Different than other sites a monastery with a long history associated with the history of Crete. Beautiful road up and down from the shoreline.

Thank Miki0512
Reviewed July 23, 2015

Yes, everybody has seen the photos of Arcadi as this place is in UNESCO list, but when you see it with your own eyes, this is different. You feel with every cell of your skin the history and tragic events which took place here. But...More

Thank Elena K
Reviewed July 22, 2015

There is a sense of real drama about this place. If you're visiting not part of a group, make sure you pick up a guide map at the entrance. But my advice would be to read the history before you go. As you park your...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed July 20, 2015

the important of the history of this monastery is over whelming ....its not everyone's cup of tea but if u enjoy history u will enjoy

Thank solome1956
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Full of history, shows how the monks used to live , and the revolution that happened there, Google shop and refreshments, and beautiful views,

Thank Blocndie
Reviewed July 18, 2015

A place that exudes spirituality and peace. Given my Orthodox faith I'm very close, but I also recommend other Christians and atheists

Thank Goran A
Reviewed July 16, 2015

A very old place with a rich history. One of the most beautiful place I ever seen. Its not about the flowers but the spirit of the monastery. If you are in Crete you can't miss this.

Thank kkozmin
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Kk L
are they open on sunday?
April 23, 2017|
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Response from cretansrusx2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We believe they are open every day. Hope you get there and enjoy it.
Michael W
Hello, I would hate to cause offence and also don't want a wasted trip, so please could you let me know what the dress code for men and women is for visiting the Monastrey?
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!!
How do we get there using public transport.
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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