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The Venetian Fortezza

Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
0831/28-101
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Ranked #7 of 33 Attractions in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This beautiful 16th century fortress is a fusion of medieval European and Moorish architecture.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Only 4 euros to get in and explore - at least 45 minutes of walking! Fantastic photo opportunities throughout and great views. Well worth it if you're interested in cultural attractions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you use your imagination this is a great place, you need to be interested in history and have a good imagination as there is not much in the way of explanations to things

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

if you spend some time in Rethymno, you definitely have to check out this fortress. it's in heart of the old town. There is a small affordable entrance fee to enter the site. Try to go early to beat the sun. Otherwise, you'll toast up there. Bring a bottle of water just in case! The site takes about 1-1.5 hours... More

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Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It was very little money and was a lovely place. I could imagine if I was local just going and sitting there for the day with a book and being very happy :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

All of the views over the old town and the beach and harbour of Rethymnon. Great place to take photos and a good place to watch the sunset from.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I don't know why this attraction is so high rated in the trip advisor, because it is not such beautifull as it could be. In general it is not maintained very well - a lot of garbage around. The remaining buildings inside are not described by any signboards, there's even no any sightseeing direction of this place. It's great cultural... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Whist the views are ok the fort interior area is almost only empty buildings.the amphitheater is still used it looks sad.

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Nottingham, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Worth a visit to kill an hour or so but not much there apart from the Mosque which is just an empty building. Views from the walls are interesting but apart from walking the perimeter wall that's about all there is to it - not even a cafe to have a drink!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is a mystifying standing by the ramparts of The Venetian Fortezza looking out to sea imagining how the inhabitant's of earlier periods of existence must have felt. We can only be empathetic to their views of future consequence!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Fortezza is a must for visitors to Rhetymno. It is quite imposing and full of history. We managed to see it in 30 mins.

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