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25 Μαίου. Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Αλληλεγγύης στους Λαούς που αγωνίζονται για Ελευθερία, Ανεξαρτησία και Ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα.

May 25. World Solidarity Day for all of those who fight for Freedom, Independence and Human Rights.
Please take a moment on this day and Remember!

This impressive church, with its two naves is dedicated to
Saint Constantine, Saint Helen and to Our Lord.
Due to the holocaust it suffered in 1866, this has become the island's most famous monastery. It lies on a low plateau, 23 kilometres from the town of Rethimno.
The history of the monastery goes back to Byzantine times, when a monk, possibly named Arkadios, found the monastery that in turn was named after him.
Already in the 16th century the monastery played an important role in the cultural life of Crete. There were many copyist monks, a rich library and a school.
The Turkish invasion reduced its cultural activities for a while, but the Arkadi Monastery was able to recover promptly and received a unique privilege among Greek monasteries: the Turks allowed the ringing of its bells.

Visit This site and get more information about the holocaust of Arkadi.

In Workshop you can see the opposite side of the church.
I cropped a little the original photograph and managed the light.

Thank you all for stopping by!

ゥ 2009 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer Athanasios Benisis are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use his intro page Hellas on TrekEarth.

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