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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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  • It is never a good sign when you can smell the toilets before you pay the entrance fee! We know that Greece is well known for it's poor sanitation facilities (ie do not do anything more than a wee in ...  more »
  • This is an excellent monument and I would personally appreciate to be under light during the night time. Visit the western part to experience the best sunset in Crete. The best view of the Old Town is...  more »
  • Unlike the big cities of the North (region of Heraklion especially), this city of Rethymno has a certain charm and the Venetian fortress is for something. Along the coast, one can enjoy its enormous walls. Inside the city, leads to the heart of the monument, massive and impressive. One of the most beautiful things to visit in the region no doubt.
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  • The surroundings here are beautiful. The place is very big and there is a lot to see.
  • Beautiful place, take your camera with you
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