Rethymnon Old Town, Rethymnon
Nestled between the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and the remains of a 15th-century fortress, Rethymnon Old Town offers a labyrinth of narrow backstreets, soaked in history and lined by balconied private homes. Built almost entirely by the Venetians, this "palia poli" (old town) maintains its aristocratic medieval appearance, featuring graceful arched doorways and stone staircases. Indisputably one of Crete's best-preserved old towns, this neighborhood also contains the ruins of Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman structures, as well as a 17th century Islamic mosque located inside a building that once served as a Venetian church. Start your exploration at the neighborhood's landmark Venetian loggia, which houses the town's tourist information office. Use our Rethymnon trip planner to add Rethymnon Old Town and other attractions to your Rethymnon vacation plans.
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Rethymnon Conquered Morning Tour with Wine and Food Tasting BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $91
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Rethymnon Old Town Reviews
Es hat uns während einer Woche hier sehr gut gefallen, all die kleinen und meist tollen Restaurants und Läden. Daumen hoch! more »We really liked it during a week here, all the small and mostly great restaurants and shops. Thumbs up!
We zijn hier doorheen gelopen . Geeft een goed beeld hoe de oude Grieken vroeger leefden . Mooi om te zien Goed opgeknapt voor de toeristen more »We walked through it. Gives a good picture of how the ancient Greeks lived earlier. Nice to see well revamped for the tourists
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