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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  • What here built by the Venetians, as well what's on Spinalonga, which command a corresponding respect a people of "modern times".
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  • Such an interesting place to visit and walk around. I’d recommend reading some about the history. This is apparently the largest Venetian fortress ever built constructed to ward off pirates. But the o...  more »
  • Worth spending an hour os so wandering around but probably best to get a good guidebook and read up beforehand/take it with you as the leaflets at the admission desk are somewhat brief on detail. A ve...  more »
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  • The surroundings here are beautiful. The place is very big and there is a lot to see.
  • Super! Interesting! must see
  • 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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