Last stop is at the Arkadi Monastery, located 25 kilometers southeast of the city of Rethymnon. It is a unique monument, a mixture of Roman architecture and Baroque architecture.
The Arkadi Monastery attracted worldwide attention in 1866, when 943 Greeks, mainly women and children, found refuge in the monastery in order to avoid being slaughtered by the Ottoman occupation army.
After 3 days of fighting and their reluctance to surrender, they decided to blow up barrels of gunpowder, choosing to die free. The explosion did not end the Cretan uprising, but attracted the attention of the rest of the world.