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Address: Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 0831/28-101
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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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Interesting historical building.

This site requires a lot of walking can be difficult if it´s hot.The fortezza cabn be seen from the outside if you want a more comfortable solution.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Heraklio, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an excellent monument and I would personally appreciate to be under light during the night time. Visit the western part to experience the best sunset in Crete. The best view of the Old Town is from the Agioi Theodoroi church.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rethymno's fort is one of the biggest Venetian Fortezzas in the world! It is indeed quite big, you should have comfortable shoes! The best views are for the walls from the outside or sea / city from the fort. Nothing much to see inside the fort itself though!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site requires a lot of walking can be difficult if it´s hot.The fortezza cabn be seen from the outside if you want a more comfortable solution.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The venetian Fort at Rethymnon is well worth the walk up to it or drive up and take a chance of a parking space. Very interesting with great views of ocean and the old town.

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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Covers a larger area than expected. Lovely view of the town and sea from the top of the hill. Worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fortress lies on a headland close to the centre of Rethymno and involves a fairly steep walk to reach the entrance. It covers a huge site and be warned, there is very little shade so if you're there in summer, you need to take care. A number of the buildings appear to have been reconstructed with some in use... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is another ocean view city! Bigger than what I through! It is about 90 minutes drive from Chania ! You may need one day wandering about the castle and the area! The shop no need to go inside! Nothing worth to buy! The parking are the big problem! 非常值得一遊的地方!克里特島其中一個非常值得觀賞的城市,從漢尼亞市開車去大概一個半小時的車程!有城堡,海灘!可以玩上一個整天!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fortress is basically in town, easily accessible (minutes walk from the centre) and is quite impressive. It offers a very wide (and beautiful) view over the Mediterranean, one understands straight away why the Venetians wanted the spot.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Venetian Fortress is situated in too of a hill . Smoke parking is available in front of the fortress. A short but steep walk takes you up the hill to the fortress. At the gate there is a shop that sells quality souvenirs. The fortress was built by the Venetians but subsequently taken over by the Ottomans . The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Beautiful views and well worth the few Euros. Make sure you go on a nice day to get the most out of it.

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