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The Venetian Fortezza

Address: Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 0831/28-101
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Ranked #6 of 30 Attractions in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This beautiful 16th century fortress is a fusion of medieval European and Moorish architecture.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This beautiful 16th century fortress is a fusion of medieval European and Moorish architecture.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is an interesting place to wander around and imagine what life was like many years ago. You have to imagine because there is a lack of any information about the Fortezza displayed - there are one or two information boards about certain parts, but overall they haven't made much effort to bring history alive and explain the point of... More 

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you like history, as I do, this is definitely worth a visit. A bit of a trek but the views are stunning. Would recommend to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Lovely views of Rethymnon & surrounding area, overlooks the sea. Covers a large open area & is interesting to see but not much of the original structures remain standing within the walls.

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Rethymnon, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Spectacular views and interesting history: the archaeologist in me would have liked more interpretation boards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A huge and very interesting fortress overlooking the sea. Theres lots to see. The views are great. Not too pricey to get in either just 4 euros each. A must visit it you are in Rethymno and interested in historical places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Fantastic history and views over the surrounding area. Needs more signage tho to tell you what you are looking at.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

On our first day we decided to take a walk and get our bearings so we headed for the Fortress. Thoroughly enjoyed walking around this large historic area, taking in the beautiful views and experiencing the feel of this ancient site which has been carefully restored and has helpful information provided about the mosque, church, magazine and other interesting areas.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We spent a couple of hours wandering around the fortezza and it was much larger than we thought with a lot to see. There are great views of the town and coastline from the walls. It was good value at 4 euros or 3 euros if you are 65+. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Realy nice and exciting visit, one of the most beautiful building ever seen... it is very big venezian fortezza with unbeliveble see view. You can buy there a small drinks, souvenirs and buy and send post card too. Just plan to go there in the mornong or evning cause it is very warm during the day...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Very good value at only 4€ entry fee and panoramic views in all directions. A mosque and church stand side by side on this imposing site. It is easily accessible and well worth a visit.

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