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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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Reviewed today via mobile

For EU citizens (which we are and hope can remain) over 65 the reduction in entry fees in Greece certainly helps. The Fortezza provides a good background to Rethymno history including the Venetian and Ottoman periods. It is a large area within the walls and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not really in to Culture & History but this was worth 4 Euros each to have a good walk around its preserved very well

Thank Redsteve90
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A nicely restored old fort Good views over the coast No museum but a useful guide leaflet to explain the history

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fortezza is nice to see snd walk around. You’ll have a great view and nice places to take some nice pictures. Nearby you’ll find some nice terraces and restaurants. Parking nearby willl cost you some money. But if you like free parking, choose the...More

Thank gurt65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A massive fortress overlooking Rethymno and the Mediterranean sea. Worth a visit if only for the views

Thank tcichris
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Venetian Fortress is a beautiful spot for a city view of the city of Rethymnon. It is situated at the outskirts of the historic centre of the city and occupies a large space, with two churches, a mosque and a small theatre. It is...More

Thank ElliBeau
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s really nothing more than a nice walk. But an enjoyable walk. There are a couple of ruins but very little information about what they are. Great views of the sea but you can see views of the sea from most of Crete. My advice...More

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 Euro entrance to walk round this amazing castle (fortress) with 1,300 metres of wall. The views are spectacular and there is information boards and you are given a map to help you find out what you are looking at. There is an art gallery/cat...More

Thank DrRobinJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. 4€ each entry fee and we spent over an hour walking around. It's alot bigger than first impressions when walking up to the front entrance. There's lovely panoramic views off the port and Rethymnon city. For the price, it's a must...More

Thank Bernadette N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to visit, cheap and well preserved. Do the entire tour, well worth and the view is really spectacular. The deep blue Mediterranean... Of go early in the evening, it is open until 20:00. From time to time there is theater here, must be a...More

Thank Strand J
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22 July 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
9 April 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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