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Rethymnon Old Town

Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 31 attractions in Rethymnon
Type: Neighborhoods
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place has literally a little bit of everything, shops, beach, multiple very good places to eat, boat trips etc. Its definitely worth a visit at least twice during your stay, once during the day and once during the evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Nice shops but check the prices. Everything from souvenirs to fashion or authentic Greek items. Quiet and relaxing for a stroll in the morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I like the old town with a lot of very good restaurants and souvenir shops. Greek people are very kind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We liked all the little alleys and lanes where you can browse in the shops or eat in one of the many eateries. The old towm is full of charm and charater.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you visit Crete, this surely must be part of your trip. Take your time to stroll through the old town, visit the old Venetian fortress, see how the old town has architectural pearls of the Ottomans and the Venetian occupiers. Do not miss after your visit to the fortress the archeological museum. It has a small collection of Minoan... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

A lovely part of Rethymno. Take time to walk the back streets where you will find little gems tucked away everywhere. Very safe and pleasant to walk around and some nice little bars and restaurants to be found.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Imagine a place that was ruled by the Venetians for 400 years, then the Ottoman Turks for another 400 years, and then free for a couple hundred years...that's Crete. Rethymno old town is a mix of Venetian, Ottoman, and native Cretan influences in its architecture, food, arts, and culture. The old town's winding roads and alleyways are full of wonderful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great place to stroll around and look in all the shops of which there are dozens or stop and pop into a cafe and watch the world go by. All this is opposite the beautiful beach. Lots of long narrow alley way streets which are very quaint.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I liked both sites, also, there are a lot of acting ancient Orthodox churches to see - each one is a historical and architectural heritage site.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We loved our walks along the narrow streets and shopping.. You should also visit the long beach, the Fortezza castle, the restaurants and Rimondi Boutique Hotel!!

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