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The Venetian Fortezza

Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
0831/28-101
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This beautiful 16th century fortress is a fusion of medieval European and Moorish architecture.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“large fortress” (11 reviews)
“old fortress” (27 reviews)
“family ticket” (10 reviews)
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Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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0831/28-101
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"large fortress"
in 11 reviews
"old fortress"
in 27 reviews
"family ticket"
in 10 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 34 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 55 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 11 reviews
"venetian fort"
in 12 reviews
"interesting place"
in 11 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 11 reviews
"nice walk"
in 11 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 14 reviews
"interesting history"
in 10 reviews
"walk around"
in 14 reviews
"fortezza"
in 163 reviews
"walls"
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"sea"
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"ruins"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The fort is an impressive 16th century structure, it was 4 Euros per adult for the entrance fee, but no guidebook available. The building itself is quite incredible and the views out across the city and sea are breathe taking, but there’s really not much...More

Thank Josephine P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours roaming round the Fortezza, not expensive and very interesting but and it’s a huge but , we had to pay 50 cents extra for the toilets which isn’t an issue but they are disgraceful . The smell was the...More

Thank Miniastrip
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The fortress is impressive You can feel the power of Venetian who build it. And how worried they were about ottomans. It is a pity, the lack of maintenance. Don't miss it

Thank UlisesdelBorn
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great few hours of interesting things to see at only 10 euros for a family ticket. Fantastic views all around the town and seascapes. Great history going back a long way with various conquerors over the years.

Thank johnyrememberme
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and interesting fortress also for the children. Beside the architecture and the defense wall the view over the town is beautiful!

Thank Lumir B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, this is definitly a site worth seeing while in Rethymno. It is well maintained and has a wonderful view of the sea and the town.

Thank ReneCyr
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only good thing about the Fortezza was the views from the battlements. It is such a large area with a number of buildings but every one bar the small church were closed. This was a great pity.

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very large complex and we are amazed. Though it was a very hot day (35C), we enjoy our visit very much.

Thank ssw g
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most obvious thing in Rethmyno as it's impossible to miss!It's a little desolate inside - the words sunbaked really apply as it's very hot with little shade. Some of the surfaces are uneven and there are long drops! Not sure if there...More

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to see in the fortress. Great views of the surroundings but largely empty inside. Not recommended for kids.

Thank Molnet1976
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