Arkadi Monastery It was probably built in the 12th century. This Sacred Monastery is a symbol of freedom for Cretans.
Preveli Monastery Rethymno During the German Occupation, the monks put their lives in danger to keep the allies who fought in the Battle of Crete safe. Preveli is also known for the Holy Cross which is associated with many miracles. It was donated by Abbot Ephraim Prevelis. It contains particles of the Holy Wood.