The Monastery of Arkadi


Updated 04.12.2012

   Arkadi Monastery has controlled the areas south-west of
Rethymnon for centuries. The monastery, which is one of
the most popular attractions on Crete, has been restored
with European Union funding. The dramatic history of the
monastery is well known by everyone on Crete.
The monastery was the center of the resistance movement
during the Turkish occupancy. Under siege the defenders
chose to blow up the arsenal inside the monastery into
which they had retreated, as surrendering wasn’t an option
for the martyr fighters.

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Coordinates for Arkadi Monastery: 35°18’35.80″N 24°37’46.19″E