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Rethymno-Monastery of Arkadi-Museum of Eleftherna-Margarites-Rethymno

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Arkadi Monastery is one of the Eastern Orthodox Monasteries underlining the catholicity and universality of the Church.It is located in the Rethymno regional unit, 25 km southeast of Rethymno.The monastery played an active role in the Cretan resistance of Ottoman rule during the Cretan revolt of 1866.The area the monastery is located in first developed in antiquity. 5 km to the northeast, the city of Eleftherna had its cultural peak in the time of Homer and in classical antiquity, but its influence was also felt in the early Christian and Byzantine periods.The Museum of Ancient Eleutherna displays exhibits from the site of Eleftherna, a city-state in Crete,which flourished from the Greek Dark Ages until Byzantine times.The village of Margarites consist is the most important and well-known pottery center of Crete.Traditional settlement with some extraordinary architecture and lovely narrow winding streets. Surrounded by two parallel gorges with rich flora, aromatic plants, trees, herbs and flowers.

Rethymno-Monastery of Arkadi-Museum of Eleftherna-Margarites-Rethymno

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