The history

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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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The Carnival of Rethymno

The Carnival of Rethymno, which has taken place for more than 100 years, is a cultural and creative institution constantly enriched and empowered by the municipality of Rethymno and the relevant associations. It occurs annually on the last Sunday of Carnival and thousands of visitors from Greece and abroad come to Rethymno in order to […]

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