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    The Holy Monastery of Arkadi

    The Holy Monastery of Arkadi, which is one of the most important monuments in Crete, is located 23 km away from Rethymno. All the roads that lead to the Monastery go through regions of natural beauty and historical interest. The continuous presence of the Monastery, for eight centuries, in the life of the island of Crete is an integral part to its history.

    The event that has brought about the designation of Arkadi as a symbol of freedom was the decision of the besieged people to sacrifice themselves during the revolution of 1866. The besieged people decided to die instead of surrendering to Turks. They set fire to the gunpowder magazine, blew up the Monastery and turned it to an eternal symbol of bravery. A great number of relics are kept in the Museum of the Monastery. The Monastery of Arkadi has been declared by the Unesco as a European Monument of Freedom.

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