Arkadi Monastery – Kournas Lake – Rethymno City (From Chania)
Arkadi Monastery with a sacramental site of it. The presence of the monastery in the life of Crete for almost eight centuries surely constitutes a remarkable and integral part of its history. With its Renaissance architecture, it also houses a museum which displays exhibits from its entire history. The greatest sacrifice of the island may have been the Holocaust of Arkadi, as it was not only a symbol of the Cretan independence but also the deed that incited the philhellenic feelings all over Europe. Our next stop the picturesque lake of Kournas, the sole freshwater lake on the island. It is a biotope that accommodates a great variety of rare aquatic organisms. Its view captures someone’s sight, and the magic of the mirror of the lake, which seems to change color at different times of the day, playing with the sun and the clouds, reflecting back the heads of the mountains, inspiring photographers, artists, and even poets. Rethymno city, this exquisite amalgam of civilizations, with the Venetian buildings and the grand Turkish minarets of excellent artistic quality. Rethymno is a town that maintains its Renaissance beauty and combines it ideally with the modern comforts. A town that lives every moment of its 800 years of history.
Duration: +/- 6 hours
Starting time: 09:00
Don’t forget: flat comfy shoes, hat, water, decently dressed for Arkadi visit
Driving with private vehicle & Walk on foot
Inclusions: pick up from Chania city hotels, Official Guide
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