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"Arsaniou Monastery" Prefecture of Rethymno Things to Do Tip by dimilag

Prefecture of Rethymno Things to Do: 64 reviews and 121 photos


The Monastery is situated at a distance of 12 kilometers from Rethymnon at the East. It has been built during the Venetian domination. The origin of its name is uncertain. The main church, dedicated to Aghios Georghios (St. George) is a cruciform domed church, built in 1888 on the place of an older one of the 16th century. The church was restored and renovated in late 1980s'. It is in that period of time that the church has been decorated with wall paintings and there was also established the small Museum and the Conference center of the Monastery.

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  • Written Sep 18, 2007
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