MONASTERIES

Arkadi Monastery


Situated at an altitude of 500 meters, twenty-three kilometers away from Rethymno lies the Arkadi Monastery, one of the most famous sights of Crete. The Monastery was entirely destroyed by the Turks in 8th November 1866. The Monastery was rebuilt, showcasing its previous design. The Arkadi Monastery was renowned by UNESCO as a European Freedom Monument.
Arkadi Monastery

Preveli Monastery


Preveli Monastery lies thirty-seven kilometers south of Rethymno, opening out to the Libyan Sea. Preveli is among Crete’s most prestigious monasteries and is surrounded by a unique setting of lush greenery. The scenic landscape includes two separate monasteries found in a close distance.
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