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Arkadi Monastery (by Cretan Stories trip)

Arkadi Monastery, one of the most important Monasteries in Crete, is 23 km from Rethymno. Its foundation is traditionally attributed to emperor Heraclius, while it was reconstructed in the 5th century by Byzantine emperor Arcadius, after whom it was eventually named. However, according to certain references contradicting this view, it was founded by a monk […]

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