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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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All reviews large fortress family ticket worth a visit old fortress entrance fee worth the climb information boards interesting place nice walk couple of hours great place to visit interesting history walk around fortezza sea ruins town
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit when in Rethymnon,the fortress wasn't spectacular but there were cute cats and the landscape to the sea and the city was gorgeous! We didn't learn much of it's history without a guide so I would recommend taking a guided tour!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alinaeleonooraq
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

It is impossible for us to enter Fortessa Castle in Rethymnon. Very difficult if you sit in a weelchair!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 248toneg
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Local history & nice sightseeing. It's the only monument in the town, besides the old town & the venetian harbour

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Champions N
Reviewed 3 December 2018

The largest Venetian fortress on Crete. You are able to explore and appreciate the military significance of this site.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RunawayVieve
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Worth 4euros for a wander around these impressive walls with good views. It’s a shame that the signage has been graffitied and damaged.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 118Christine
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This fort is okay but lots of the churches are locked so really it's just a walk around a ruin. The remains of the mosque are worth a visit..Shame the church isn't open.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank april1953
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The Fortezza also known as a castle was a beautiful sight to see. The grounds are large and many of the originals buildings remain. If you walk along the wall you can view out to sea or see the city. Several of the buildings are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank winonat63
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Probably the highlight of the cultural/ historic/ archeological of Rethymno. Well worth a visit. Spectacular views. Don’t visit in the height of the summer heat.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SkipBrian
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The Fortezza sits squatly above the small Venetian harbour and the winding streets of the Old Town {which is nice enough but doesn't feel that old}. The Fortezza a pleasant place to walk around and enjoy the atmosphere and the views. There has been minimal...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Worth a visit! Nicely laid out and easy to walk around. It is important to note that it has not completely been re-built. Some areas are still 'ruins' but if you try to imagine what it might have been like as an active garrison, it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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Response from _Aldemar_1 | Reviewed this property |
Вход 5 Евро. Час или два хватит для осмотра.
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