Don't miss the views from inside and out - also worth walking around the headland outside the fortress
A must see -if only that it is there in a prominent position and represents an era of history, Disappointingly many buildings are locked and pathways are rough. It is quite a large site with little shade -so an early or late visit would be best -we planned to return for sunset -we got a "pass out" but so enjoyed... More
The Venetian Fortezza of Rethimno dominates the western end of the city and it above the Venetian Harbour. This old fortress is completely enclosed within its original walls and contains some very old ruins which are in the process of being restored. Some of the buildings such as the Mosque and Council Chamber are restored. In the Mosque there are... More
Awesome place, diamond of rethymnon. If you like history you need to see it. And its free!! It took couple hours to see all of it. Awesome view over the city.
I love this place. Visited twice, once in the morning and then a second time in the evening to catch the sunset and the evening light. It's open 8am to 8pm so you can stay until it gets dark although the ground is very uneven and lighting minimal. Very peaceful with lots of lovely places to sit quietly enjoying the... More
The main reason for coming up here is for the views. The mosque is worth a look inside, however the rest of the site is rather boring and there is quite a lot of work in progress. However for the four euro entrance few its not bad value for money.
It was interesting and at 3 euros for 'oldies' not expensive. The mosque was the only building open. Good views all round from the walls , also very noisy at times which turned out to be very large crickets in the trees.
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