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Timings : 9:00 - 20:00 (June - August),shorter hours (September - May)

Entry Fee : EUR 2.50

Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, Crete Overview

The Arkadi Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox Monastery situated in Rethymnon. It dates back to 16th century marked by the presence of Renaissance.

The Monastery became a national symbol of Cretan resistance after 943 women and children blew themselves up. It is situated at a plateau at an altitude of 500 m. A memorialæossuary is housed in the building in front of the gate. Within the monastery, there is a museumæwhere the sacred banner of the Arkadi tragedy is housed, weapons from the revolutionary era and items belongingæto the legendary Father Gabriel.æThe anniversary of the Arkadi tragedy is celebrated as a public holiday on Crete.

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