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HOLY MONASTERY OF ARKADI

Holy-Monasteri-of-Arkadi

It is located in the community of Amnatos of the Municipality of Rethymno, one of the first buildings of the Venetian period, built in 961-1014 AD. It is 23 kilometers from Rethymnon. From the 16th century it was a place of art and science with a school and a big library.
It played an important role in the Cretan uprising in 1966, it was a refuge for the Greeks where after three months of fighting, by order of the Abbot of the monastery, they sacrificed themselves by blowing up barrels of gunpowder so that they would not surrender to the Turks.

Explore Rethymno

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Sights Of The Old Town

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Fortezza Fortress

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Rethymno Old Town

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Old Harbour

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The Beaches of Rethymno

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