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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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  • A summer day we were in a really special place but with the feel of that was neglected, unmarked inside and several uncertainties as a result ... the view from the Hill the unlikely
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  • Over the Harbour on a hill stands the largest Venetian fortress that exists in Greece. Kept in very good condition as well as the various buildings that exist in the precinct. The view from the Castle. Anyone who visits the town worth a visit.
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  • Visiting the hotel diatirimena the stop to travel in time when despoze in Fortetsa. Well the exhibitions that exists very interesting and with the related area. The best balcony room of Rethymno.
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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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