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Address: Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 0831/28-101
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Description: This beautiful 16th century fortress is a fusion of medieval European and...
This beautiful 16th century fortress is a fusion of medieval European and Moorish architecture.
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If your in Rethymnon it's a must see.Spectacular views over town and sea and the scale of it took us by surprise.It's a nice wander but can be very hot.There are various art... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If your in Rethymnon it's a must see.Spectacular views over town and sea and the scale of it took us by surprise.It's a nice wander but can be very hot.There are various art exhibitions in the armoury and in the mosque which can be challenging depending on your taste.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must see if in Rethymon. We went the long way around to get there though along the headland, there is a short cut through the town. The entrance fee is good value. The site is vast, be prepared for the heat, there is a stall inside (good value and not a rip off) to buy drinks. The... More 

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Katowice, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing place, the view is breathtaking .... Even in such a hot day like this where walk up there ... it's worth it. 4 euro fee .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a worthwhile visit, the view is excellent. It is a very large place. Be prepared to walk a lot on uneven ground. There are a few places to cool in but most of the visit is outside. Make sure to have a hat and sun protection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

A 16th century Venetian fortress which is under restauration today. Very well preserved and impressive outside walls. The view from inside is marvelous, both to the sea and the city. Entrance is 4 Euro, there sre number of buildings inside the fortress, also a small amphitheater where they organize concerts. You get a sense of what the life was 500... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

After you've toured the many shops and dodged the waiters inviting you to have the best meal or cocktail in Rethymnon, a visit to the peaceful surroundings of the fortezza is well worth the 4 euro entry fee. The fort covers a huge area with well preserved walls although there aren't a great many buildings inside. This is a result... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you can imagine the Venetian life in the old fortress, the soldiers who watched the pirates ships on the see and sound of the cannons firing from the walls, then this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you don't like to imagine, then there isn't much to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It was very fun to see the fortress from the outside for a couple days before taking our trip inside. We saw how locals use it for special events, artists and musicians set up shop, and how we could use it as out backdrop for beautiful sunset evenings. It overlooked out hotel, and it was part of the charm that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a lovely place to visit. We spent a couple of hours here, just walking around and had a good time. From here you can make many good photos or videos from Rethymno. Come here in the morning, before it’s too hot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

In August 2014 we have here. It was nice to see an old fortress like this. Just to see a part of the history of Creta. Inside it was a bit sandy. It would have been nice to get some more information about the fortress and it's history. One small advise go when it is not to hot.

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Address: Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 0831/28-101
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon

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