Rethymnon Old Town, Rethymnon

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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. Use our Rethymnon trip planner to add Rethymnon Old Town and other attractions to your Rethymnon vacation plans.
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  • A city which all ready holds, from the Orient to Oxident...die in the renovation located mosque, the fortress with buildings and other historical remains and to the incomparable views in all directions, if you once surrounded the fortress from above. The views to the Harbour, the old town and the mountains rising on the horizon, just gorgeous and quiet in many places and relaxing. Who likes it, is always to have tourist hustle and bustle, but the narrow alleys with the restaurant about proliferates underlined by hibiscus and bird song, delicious food and hospitality... You have more desire what heart
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  • Fine stay here on a terrace or one of the many restaurants. Not expensive and good food. Beware of the prices at the restaurants of the port. These are extremely high!
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  • The old town is interesting begins with the Central stop and bordered by fortress and port! Nice to walk with the shadow of small streets
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