Monastery of Arkadi

Recommended
The 15C monastery is astounding, looking like a small fortress with a remarkable Renaissance façade. From the 16C to 18C this was one of the island's most prosperous religious centres; the 300 monks who lived here, clustered around the church (1587), enjoyed a comfortable income. To the left of the church is a museum that looks back to the 1866 massacre perpetrated by the Turks, and to the right another room presents interesting paintings on wood and a collection of liturgical objects.

Useful information

Address:

Platanés

Phone:

+30 2831 083135

Opening hours

Jun-Aug: 9am-8pm; Apr-May and Sep-Oct: 9am-7pm; Nov: 9am-5pm; Dec-Mar: 9am-4pm

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