Rethymnon Old Town, Rethymnon

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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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  • This is my cup of tea. Walking around the old town of rethymno and just wandering until my hearts content. This is just one reason why me and the wife love Greece and its islands. 
    This is my cup of tea. Walking around the old town of rethymno and just wandering until my hearts content. This is just one reason why me and the wife love Greece and its islands.  more »
  • Pretty views of the harbour especially at night. Visited a few times and locals were super helpful. Quaint cobbled streets with lots to look at and buy. Shopping for souvenirs and silver jewellery.....  more
    Pretty views of the harbour especially at night. Visited a few times and locals were super helpful. Quaint cobbled streets with lots to look at and buy. Shopping for souvenirs and silver jewellery.....  more »

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