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The Venetian Fortezza

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Address: Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 0831/28-101
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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Just for the view

Relaxing place to spend a couple of hours on a hot day with amazing views and lots of photo opportunities. Well restored citadel with weird modern art exhibition -I suppose it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

As attractions go, this is "OK" if you have some time to kill. But it is not worth a visit by itself.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Personally I think this Fortress is best viewed from up on the hill where you can see the entire city and get a good overview of the fortress. Better yet, just drive around the entire fortress and then head up to hills to get a complete overview. If you decide to tour the fortress you will need to find parking,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Relaxing place to spend a couple of hours on a hot day with amazing views and lots of photo opportunities. Well restored citadel with weird modern art exhibition -I suppose it takes all sorts!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very stunning veiws and very interesting, we went into the museum which was well worth the extra.the only down side was to use the ladies you had to pay,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The grounds are fairly large and you need time to move around from one vantage point to another. Crouch down and look through the portals as though you were a Venetian gunner. Sit in the amphitheater and hear the cheers. It's all there with fantastic city views (after all it was there to defend the harbor). The sea views of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Pros: Lovely old fortress with a nice cafe hut as you go in. Cracking views of the sea in the old town. Cons: No guides or archaeologists on hand to teach you anything about it, although the fee information leaflet is ok. The ticket desk attendant didn't even stop jabbering to his colleague long enough to say good morning or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great way to spend an hour to see a historical building which probably saw its fair share of disputes. And at only 10euro for a family ticket- really good value. The views from the walls are superb and although there isn't much else to do while up there you can easily while an hour away just wandering around. The central... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Not much in the way of internal buildings or interior furnishings, one gallery, but great views and amazing structure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

You can get the most amazing photographs from this great vantage point. Make sure you put on a high factor sun screen as the breeze keeps you cool, this is quite deceptive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

fantastic renovation of the fort. The dome inside the big renovated mosque is amazing. very special atmosphere

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