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The Venetian Fortezza

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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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First choice in Rethymnon

This is a very well preserved castle, second best only after Nafplion in my opinion. I'd rate it somewhere between 3 and 4, but had to go for 4 due to the very low tickets (4... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Lillehammer, Norway
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Lillehammer, Norway
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is a very well preserved castle, second best only after Nafplion in my opinion. I'd rate it somewhere between 3 and 4, but had to go for 4 due to the very low tickets (4 euros), the view and the facilities offering some food and souvenirs. Recommended for visiting, a nice place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Recommend going here when sunset, the view is lovely. There is also conserts in the evening which should be considered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not much to see but cheap admission, when we visited there was lovely workmen who shared there dinner time raki with us!,

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting to visit and loads of current events still happening inside the fortress walls. Would be good to have more signs as there were no English brochures available so we had to use our imaginations quite a lot! Great views from the walls across the sea and the land. Great value

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fortezza was the first place we visited during our Rethymno visit. This fortress is a must see while you are in Rethymno. It offers amazing views for only 4 euro per person (they have family ticket for 3 people). It is really huge and if you like history you will like it. Totally worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

For just 4 euros each you can explore this beatiful old castle with fantastic views of Rehtymnon. With it's little streets full of shops and nieces places to eat and drink.

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great place! Beautiful view on the see and Rethymno. Not expensive enterance. Nice peace of history. In quite good condition. You can have great pictures in there.

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chippenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Went to Rethymnon shopping but could not resist a visit to the Venetian Fortezza, great views of all over Rethymnon and the sea. so much to see. and only 10euros for a family of 4. give about 2 hours of our time and it will be 2 hours well spent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I missed activities, guided tours, info of everything, I only got a paper, and it was in french. That said, it is cheap abd the views are fine. One note: don't go between 13 and 17, it's too hot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It's worth the climb in the cooking heat (sunscreen and water!!!) Once you're up on the hill, the view is amazing!!! Fun to walk pretty much wherever you like, freely (not a single prohibited sign).

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