The Holocaust of Arkadi – Some Photos.

For all those of you who have read the article – The Holocaust of Arkadi – either in the Crete Courier or here on this website in the Crete Courier section – Crete Courier 003 – or are just interested in the monastery of Arkadi, here are some pictures that I took a couple of weeks ago at Arkadi Monastery.

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This is the famous chuch of Arkadi Monastery taken from the gateway into the monastery. Note the Venetian architecture.

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This is of course the magazine where the gunpowder was stored. The gunpowder was fired as the monastery fell to the Turks. Now they have this strange painted mural at the end of the magazine as you can see. This is quite new and went up just a few years ago. It is there to depict in picture form what happened during the holocaust.

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This is the front gate of the monastery looking outwards. It was this gate that finally succumbed to the big cannon that the turks brought up from Rethymno.

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One thought on “The Holocaust of Arkadi – Some Photos.

  1. Hello Ray. The Arkadi Monestry is a place I will never forget. I wrote in my book published three years ago, about the terrible tragedy that happened there. I just could not believe this because on the day I was there it was a warm sunny day and everything was so peaceful, and listening to the the birds singing was astounding. How could such atrocities happen at such a beautiful place. I now live in Crete and wish to thank you for visiting my blog. I am studying the Minoan Linear B scripts so know all about Arthur Evans.

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