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The Arkadi Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery, situated on a plateau 23 km to the southeast of Rethymnon on the island of Crete in Greece.

The current catholicon (church) dates back to the 16th century and is marked by the influence of the Renaissance. This influence is visible in the architecture, which mixes both Roman and baroque elements.

The monastery played an active role in the Cretan resistance of Ottoman rule during the Cretan revolt of 1866. 943 Greeks, mostly women and children,[1] sought refuge in the monastery. After three days of battle and under orders from the hegumen (abbot) of the monastery, the Cretans blew up barrels of gunpowder, choosing to sacrifice themselves rather than surrender.The monastery became a national sanctuary in honor of the Cretan resistance.

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  • Copyright: Piotr FG (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5830 W: 2 N: 11644] (54246)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2021-06-00
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  • Date Submitted: 2021-11-20 12:54
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