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Rethymnon Old Town, Rethymnon

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web
Nestled between the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and the remains of a 15th-century fortress, Rethymnon Old Town offers a labyrinth of narrow backstreets, soaked in history and lined by balconied private homes. Built almost entirely by the Venetians, this "palia poli" (old town) maintains its aristocratic medieval appearance, featuring graceful arched doorways and stone staircases. Indisputably one of Crete's best-preserved old towns, this neighborhood also contains the ruins of Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman structures, as well as a 17th century Islamic mosque located inside a building that once served as a Venetian church. Start your exploration at the neighborhood's landmark Venetian loggia, which houses the town's tourist information office. Put Rethymnon Old Town into our Rethymnon travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rethymnon.
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  • We went by bus from chania, and the bus ride was very interesting to see a lot of nature and the sea, and my impressions of Rethymnon Old Town was that it was a tourist town like any other, a large Castle and many nice shops, eg a handbag store where the owner gave us raki while the deal was up, but a lot of hotels and apartments, but worth a visit anyway
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  • We stayed in Old Town and loved the quiet peaceful atmosphere! There are so many great family owned restaurants and beautiful shops. The streets and architecture beg for exploration while enjoying the...  read more »
  • The old quarter of Rethymnon is well worth a half-day or a day's strolling about - there is just so much to see! There are the usual mixture of tourist shops and commercial businesses, as well as some...  read more »
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