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Sacred Monastery of Arkadi

Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 083136
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Crete Monasteries, Villages, and Countryside Small-Group Trip
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Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 083136
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and beautiful place. Lots of history. Very nice church.Very beautiful religious items.

Thank Muduke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monastery is in a beautiful setting the museum is very interesting and the history of the monastery, is moving (and very sad). The entrance fee is nominal (3-4 euros per adult, children are free).

1  Thank Swisschilind
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely peaceful monastery in the hills 500metres above sea level. It's a 45 minute bus ride from Central Rethymnon bus station. At 3 euros entrance fee, there's quite a lot to see with the old Church, the cloisters and the museums. It's...More

1  Thank Noellewi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Arkadi Monastery last time we were in the area 5 years ago and decided to revisit when we stayed in Rethymon last week. It's a short drive from the city and the drive gives you a great opportunity to see the mountains and...More

Thank Silverfox1405
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Response from Μάνος Π | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
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16 July 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!!
11 May 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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