Details / Information  Overview:

The actual Catholic of this monastery was built in 1587, possibly over an earlier church of the 14th century. It was an extremely wealthy Monastery, where there was a center of copying Greek manuscripts and a workshop of church embroideries.

The Monastery was of great strategic importance, which suffered the holocaust of 1866 in the revolution against the Turks.

In the collections of the Monastery are included: A collection of Cretan icons, ecclesiastical books and manuscripts, ecclesiastical heirlooms and vestments.

The more important exhibits of Monastery are: a representation of Annunciation and the Apostles Peter and Paul (15th century), Saint John “Prodromos” (dues of 16th century), Christ on Throne (1631), Saint George “Kefaloforos” (17th century).


Address  Address:

Arkadi Monastery

Location (City, Village, Area)  Location:

Arkadi, Rethymnon

Telephone number  Telephone:

(+30) 28310 83136  [Museum & Entrance]
(+30) 28310 83135  [Monastery Office]
(+30) 28310 83116  [Abbey]


Fax number  Fax:

(+30) 2831083137

E-mail address  E-mail:

Website Url Url:

Operating Period  Operating Period:




Operating Days & Hours  Operating Days & Hours:

Summer season:
MON-SAT: 09:00-20:00
SUN:         10:00-20:00

Winter season:
MON-SAT: 09:00-17:00
SUN:         10:00-17:00


Admission Fee  Admission Fee:

• Full fare: €3

Notes  Notes:





* The above information, are subject to change without prior notification from the institution. In any case, has no responsibilities about any occurred changes.

 Last update 30/04/2017