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ARKADI MONASTERY CHANIA AND RETHYMNON

Arkadi monastery, Chania and Rethymnon

Arkadi monastery, Chania and Rethymnon

All Greeks regard the Arkadi monastery as a bulwark and symbol of freedom. During the 1866 battle between Cretans and Ottoman Turks, the monastery was destroyed and only a few of its occupants escaped the massacre.

But the brave and stubborn resistance exhibited by the martyrs of Arkadi, including the abbot of the monastery, proved the stimulus for widespread resistance throughout the island that attracted the attention of several foreign countries and finally resulted in the liberation of Crete.

Many consider Chania as the most beautiful city on Crete. We will stroll along the harbor area of the old port, admire its Venetian and Ottoman architecture, with its Naval Museum housed in the Venetian ship-sheds. We will wander through the narrow back streets, visit the famous Agora and leather market. You will enjoy lunch by the blue waters of the Aegean sea.

Our last stop is Rethymno, a well-known university town. The old Venetian area of the city features a harbor area as well as an impressive fortress; its narrow alleys sponsor a wide variety of unique shops and skilled artists who display their skills on street corners. Our stop here marks the perfect time for a delicious Rethymno ice cream or a refreshing freddo by the old port. Return to Heraklion.

Pricing Information

1 – 4 people 750 euro
5 – 7 people 850 euro
Seating: 2 people in a wheelchair and 5 more people in regular seats

Meeting Point

Inquiry and Bookings

To book this tour, or to ask specific details about this tour, please email crete@accessibletravel.online

The ATO Crete Office is based in Heraklion.

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 Please contact ATO Crete Office via crete@accessibletravel.online

Included

  • The services of a professional qualified guide, meal and bottled water.

Not included

  • Entrance fees

From the 11th September – 15th June, on Saturdays and Sundays.

From 16th June – 10th September Monday – Saturday.

Transfer in accessible van from the hotel in Heraklion and back.

Day 1
Day tour

This private guided tour starts from Heraklion and combines a relaxed scenic drive along the northern coast with visits at an historical monastery as well as the two most picturesque towns on the island.

Trip Facts

  • 1
  • 1-7 pers
  • 9 - 10 hours

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