The Fortezza Fortress is one of the most famous buildings in Rethymnon. It was built by the Venetians in order to protect the city from the pirates and the Turks and has played an important role in the history of Rethymnon. Today the outer fortifications of the Fortrezza are preserved intact and some buildings are still being restored, enabling guests to travel back to the Venetian times. The view from the top of the Fortezza Fortress is magnificent, especially during the night.
Rethymnon Old town is one of the most well preserved towns of the Renaissance. Right in the heart of Rethymnon it combines the oriental features of the Turkish period with the Venetian architecture. Despite the damages of the Second World War the Old Town of Rethymnon is still a living museum of monuments. Allow yourself to get lost in the small streets and explore the city.
The Venetian harbor of Rethymnon was of great strategic importance during the Venetian period. Although it has undergone numerous reconstructions, the Venetian harbor can take you back the Venetian days. Visit the famous lighthouse. Gaze at the small fishing boats and enjoy your meal in one of the traditional taverns.
Venetian Loggia is an elegant building of the 16th century and was used as an elite gentlemen’s club. Today you can find there the local information office as well as a selling point of the tickets for the archaeological museum.
The Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon is located near the Fortezza fortress and houses exhibits from the Neolothic to Roman period that were found in the land of Rethymnon.