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The Venetian Fortezza, Rethymnon

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A relic of the Venetian occupation of Rethymon, The Venetian Fortezza stands in the center of town, offering 360-degree views of the coast below. In 1580, more than 107,00 Cretans were forced to help build the fort to protect the Venetians' last overseas colony. Unfortunately, several flaws, such as the lack of buttresses and a ditch, made the walls easy to scale without a ladder. In 1646, the Ottomans seized the fortress and settled the area inside. Many of the interior buildings have been destroyed, but the exterior fortifications remain intact. Before you head to Rethymnon, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rethymnon trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Rethymnon has to offer, including The Venetian Fortezza.
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  • Nice stroll, in height. Home and austere, but a map in different language for the information. Price 4 euros the point shocking no respect on the part of the person in charge of the maintenances of the place of worship on the spot. She arrives in this place of prayer to clean the location or burn the candles laissė in offering. Method are extinguished all and throw.
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  • Certainly well in ruins apart from the ramparts and the mosque in rehabilitation, but imagination does the rest of the work. Spectacular view. Small friendly contemporary art museum.
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  • Admission is 4 euro pp or 10 euros for a family. Really worth to visit and view. Take the time for it, because there is much to see. A Venetian fortress from the time that actually gives a true picture. There is a lot of restored allowing the buildings well maintained and you a good idea of how to is gone. Delicious with the omnipresent sea breeze and you can enjoy great views. Also very good for the children to do. Are you walking difficulties then it is good see if you can do this.
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  • Super! Interesting! must see
  • The surroundings here are beautiful. The place is very big and there is a lot to see.
  • The visit to the Venetian fortress is one of the best choices because the view of the old town is great and the walk to Venetian ramparts transmits the feeling of another era.
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  • Fortezza Venetian castle is in the town of Rethymno on the island of Crete; located almost in the Centre of the old town. The fortress is located so that its walls visible to a magnificent view of the city and the sea. Recommend to visit the fortress closer to sunset first time to stroll and browse, and simply enjoy the opening to the city sights and sunset Evening beautifully illuminated fortress.. In October 2016 year entry cost 4 euros.
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  • Great views, a but rewarding climb.
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Where to stay in Rethymnon

A growing number of visitors to Rethymnon choose to stay in one of the surrounding villages, where air-conditioned rooms near well-developed beaches cost considerably less than in the city itself. The elegant guesthouses just outside town provide a quiet night's sleep, as well as quick access to good shopping and dining options. If you prefer to stay in the thick of things, book a room near the city's Venetian port, a lively area that's just a walk away from the center's major attractions.
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