Monastery of Arkadi

Monastery of Arkadi, Rethymnon

Monastery of Arkadi
4.5
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JohnofPhiladelphia
Philadelphia, PA80 contributions
Worth the visit
Aug 2021
This is a beautiful monastery, still functioning and in very good condition, well preserved, and of historical significance.
Written 21 September 2021
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Magnar Mo
Oslo, Norway686 contributions
A beautiful place.
Aug 2021 • Solo
This monastry is situated on a hill outsidd Rhethymnon in Greece. An incident here 150 years ago is said to be the origin of the wird holocaust. Nice views and a nice souvenir shop.
Written 30 August 2021
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Cristian C
Romania85 contributions
A must do in Crete
Aug 2021
The Holy Monastery of Arkadi is a must see place in a trip to Crete. The monastery has wonderful pieces of art, culture and history.
Written 29 August 2021
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JM
Geneva, Switzerland7 contributions
Nice day trip into Cretes history
Aug 2021
Not to many people, you are free to visit the site on your own. Nice visit for a day trip.
There are toilets on site as well as a small snackbar. Do not miss on your way back to visit Margarites to buy traditional Crete pottery
Written 12 August 2021
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Kostas M
Hermoupolis, Greece158 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2021
Excellent attraction. It's the newer history of Crete. A must see monument not only if you stay in Rethymno, but general in Crete. By car it is 30mins from Rethymno.
Written 10 August 2021
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Joachim S
3 contributions
Stunning
Jul 2021
Beautiful site with an amazing, heroic and awful history behind it. You need a car to get there or take a guided bustour from town.
Written 8 August 2021
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Casalccrn
Sofia, Bulgaria319 contributions
A historical Monastery
Jun 2021
Very interesting Monastery with a lot of history and pride of Cretan who fought the invasion of Otoman empire.
Written 2 July 2021
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Iva S
Prague, Czech Republic558 contributions
Monastery of Arkadi- wonderful, quiet place
Sep 2020
6. 9. 2020 Everything has already been written in the positive reviews before me. This monastery is really worth a visit and a walk. More youtube travel video PSIS-visit. Iva + Petr CZ Prague.
Written 26 February 2021
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Aaron
Germany3 contributions
very historical
Nov 2020
the monastery is very beautiful, but what took my breath away was the ineresting story behind the monastery! worth a visit!!
Written 20 February 2021
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Leonie J
Lytham, UK12 contributions
A wonderful place
Sep 2020 • Couples
My partner and I decided to visit this monastery on a whim, as we wanted to have a mountain drive with a purpose. What a wonderful experience. The monastery and walled garden arr outstanding and has so much history to tell. For an incredibly small entry fee (€3), it is a true gem and I would highly recommend it.
Written 18 September 2020
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