The Arkadi Monastery is 23 km from Rethymno. According to tradition, the metropolis Arkadi was founded by the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius, and the construction was begun by Emperor Arcadius in the 5th century AD from which he took the name of the monastery.

The church is located in the center of the square floor plan of the complex around which the cells grow and the facilities of the monastery. The fact that no doubt was the reason to introduce the Arkadi Monastery was a historic symbol of the revolution of 1866-1869 in which Kostis Giamboudakis from the village of Adele fired the ammunition which had gathered the besieged and blew the whole monastery, turned it into eternal symbol of freedom.

Αρκάδι Αρκάδι