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Moni Arkadi - Front View Of The Church

The Moni Arkadi monastery is without a doubt the most famous monastery of Crete and national treasure of the Cretans.In the 18th and 19th century it played a big role in the rebellion against the Turks.

There are entrances on all 4 sides of the surrounding mural. The Venetian monastery church of 1587, standing in the middle, presents a delightful mixture of the elements of Baroque and Renaissance.