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. Using our online itinerary creator, Rethymnon attractions like The Venetian Fortezza can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The best and bigger castle in Crete, in a very good condition. Ot also has a summer theatre. You van see panoramic the city and Cretan sea from there. The best place in Rethimno.  more »
  • If you are in Rethimnon and you are into ancient history you have to visit this site. For only 4 Euro you get entrance and a map to guide you. On walking distance from the old harbour and the ancient ...  more »
  • A must see. Well restored Venetian fortress. Both wonderful view on the sea and on the city. Issue in french explaining very bien.les places. Low price for such a visit. I recommend
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  • The surroundings here are beautiful. The place is very big and there is a lot to see.
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  • In addition to the interesting historical backgrounds, the magnificent views of the city and the sea is absolutely worth seeing. Unfortunately not much is being renovated and in many places, garbage and waste deposits are to see. Not for Gebehinderte, stroller and wheelchair. Admission in October 2017-€4, a family ticket for two adults and children (up to 18 years) cost € 10
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  • Great city. Small streets that climb to the fortress. Visit gorges that are gorgeous.
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  • Beautiful fortress €10 the family entrance (there were 3 of us) it is a very beautiful view of Rethymno and the old town. Several constructs to see as well as a mosque.
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