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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. 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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  • beautiful view, there are reastaurants an cafes for a drink or food. great place for pictures taking  more »
  • Lovely atmosphere walking about the old town. Great choice of restaurants and bars to relax. Also plenty to see, including museums, port and churches. One point for the local council, get rid of the g...  more »
  • Came in April. Yet this season. But there is nowhere to put the machine free of charge. Had to park a little further. Better to come from to 9 10:00. Benches are just beginning to work and costs are easier to storgovat'sja. Fruit and fish you can buy up to 3:00 pm near the arch at the entrance to the old town. Museums on Monday do not work. Bargaining in shops. The 30% discount you can count. Fish from the Venetian Harbour. Expensive but all fresh. Ibid. Dzhalaterija ice cream nearby. For 1.5 euros a wonderful ice cream.
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