Museum of the Monastery of Arkadi

Museum of the Monastery of Arkadi
Address: Τ.Κ. 74100,Rethymno

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The monastery’s of Arkadi  present katholikon was built in 1587, but there was probably an earlier 14th century temple. The Monastery of Arkadi was was a wealthy monastic complex, in which there was a center for the replication of Greek manuscripts and a lab of embroidery. A major strategic monastery, which suffered the Holocaust of 1866 during the revolution against the Turks.

The collections of the Arkadi Monastery include: Collection of Cretan icons, ecclesiastical books and manuscripts, ecclesiastical heirlooms and monks.

The most important exhibits of the Monastery are: Bimothyra with a representation of Evangelismos and the Apostles Peter and Paul (15th century), Agios Ioannis Prodromos (late 16th century), Christ enthroned (1631), Agios Georgios Kefaloforos (17th century).

Winter: Monday - Saturaday: 09:00 - 17:00 Sunday: 10:00 -17:00 Summer: Monday - Saturaday: 09:00 - 20:00 Sunday: 10:00 -20:00

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Rethimno 741 00 GR
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