12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Arcadi Monastery

Arcadi Monastey is located at Rethymno and it is one of the most importand monasteries in Crete. It is located 500m above the sea and it consists an impressive complex of a fortress type since the begging of the 13th century. The monastery becomes famous through the world and gets established as a symbol of sacrifice, freedom and heroism during the Cretan Revolution period at 1866 against the turkish thrall.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Rethymno, Crete, Greece
Camera: NIKON D3000
Copyright: © Julie Sakareli