Arkadi Monastery

The historic Arkadi Monastery is located 4km from Kapsaliana Village Hotel. It is the second
most visited place in Crete after the archaeological site of Knossos. A pivotal stronghold of the Cretans during their struggle for independence, Arkadi Monastery played an instrumental role in abolishing the Ottoman Occupation. 


World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Nowadays Arkadi Monastery is recognised by UNESCO as a world monument of freedom. Today’s visitors will see history coming alive as they wander around the church at the centre of the monastery, the museum and the surrounding areas.

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