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The Venetian Fortezza

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This beautiful 16th century fortress is a fusion of medieval European and Moorish architecture.
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Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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All reviews large fortress family ticket worth a visit old fortress entrance fee worth the climb information boards interesting place nice walk great place to visit couple of hours interesting history walk around fortezza sea ruins town
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The largest Venetian fortress on Crete. You are able to explore and appreciate the military significance of this site.

Thank RunawayVieve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth 4euros for a wander around these impressive walls with good views. It’s a shame that the signage has been graffitied and damaged.

Thank 118Christine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fort is okay but lots of the churches are locked so really it's just a walk around a ruin. The remains of the mosque are worth a visit..Shame the church isn't open.

Thank april1953
Reviewed October 29, 2018

The Fortezza also known as a castle was a beautiful sight to see. The grounds are large and many of the originals buildings remain. If you walk along the wall you can view out to sea or see the city. Several of the buildings are...More

Thank winonat63
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Probably the highlight of the cultural/ historic/ archeological of Rethymno. Well worth a visit. Spectacular views. Don’t visit in the height of the summer heat.

Thank SkipBrian
Reviewed October 24, 2018

The Fortezza sits squatly above the small Venetian harbour and the winding streets of the Old Town {which is nice enough but doesn't feel that old}. The Fortezza a pleasant place to walk around and enjoy the atmosphere and the views. There has been minimal...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Worth a visit! Nicely laid out and easy to walk around. It is important to note that it has not completely been re-built. Some areas are still 'ruins' but if you try to imagine what it might have been like as an active garrison, it...More

Thank LMS579
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Poorly signposted. Eventually found it. There was a chap busking on an accordian being a mug I gave him a couple of euros only to realise he was still playing the same tune when we left! Quite an interesting place and is getting a load...More

Thank Pamela1957
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

In the words of my partner - "It's a big ol' fort worth some great history!" Definitely worth a visit if you have dinner time to spend in Rethymno.

Thank haiviva .
Reviewed October 19, 2018

I was there almost two hours and I didn't realise when thw hour has past, so I had to leave. After 8 or 9 o'clock at the evening (local time) almost everyday of the summer there is a concert or a theatrical play. I loved...More

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July 22, 2015|
Response from alex16ss | Reviewed this property |
It opens 8:00 with last people being admitted at 19:45. It locks its doors at 20:30.. fee is 4 eu per adult, with concession available for students.
Sherri M
April 9, 2015|
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Response from _Aldemar_1 | Reviewed this property |
Вход 5 Евро. Час или два хватит для осмотра.
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