Here you can view pictures from inside and outside of the Arkadi Monastery gallery, one of the most historical places on Crete Island. The Arkadi Monastery is situated in the north-western region of Psiloritis mountain, roughly 23 km from the city of Rethymnon.
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The Arkadi Monastery is situated in the north-western region of Psiloritis mountain, roughly 23 km from the city of Rethymnon. Tradition relates the Arkadi with the Byzantine king Arkadios (fifth century AD), the scientific research has demonstrated that both the establishment and the name of the religious community ought to be credited to a specific priest named Arkadios. As per an engraving found in situ the primary sanctuary – the Katholikon – was established in 1587 on the ruins of a previous church.
The monastery is open to visitors, is located about 96 km from Kato Gouves and it will take almost an hour and 10 minutes by car. Close by are the villages of Margarites, Pikris and Kapsaliana, where locals can tell you many stories of the Arkadi holocaust.
MONI ARKADIOU, RETHYMNO, GREECE
Tel.: +30 28310 83136
01Apr – 31May Mon-Sun, 0900-1900
01Jun – 30Sep Mon-Sun, 0900-2000
01Oct – 31Oct Mon-Sun, 0900-1900
01Nov – 30Nov Mon-Sun, 0900-1700
01Dec – 31Mar Mon-Sun, 0900-1600
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