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The Venetian Fortezza

Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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This beautiful 16th century fortress is a fusion of medieval European and Moorish architecture.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
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Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Fortezza is easy to reach in Rethymnon and is well worth the €4 entrance fee. It is extensive and easy for able bodied to get around (not so sure about those with disabilities). It has wonderful views over Rethymon and the Cretan sea. An...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 25 September 2016

It is not the most impressive visit we did while we were in Crete but we still had a nice time. Nice views on the coast and the city. The kids enjoyed running in a safe environment. Still allows to learn about the Cretan history....More

Thank Emilie G
Reviewed 25 September 2016

An impressively sized castle wall complex with a few buildings in various states of repair. Not a huge deal to see buildings-wise, but it's all about the views here, as you walk around the walls and look out across the sea, the town, and the...More

Thank PaulCKing
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This attraction is cheap enough to visit, (4 euros) has some stunning views and sights. However for a managed site it should be free of broken glass and bottles and it wasn't and there are some very steep drops which are not guarded . Be...More

Thank Joda1988
Reviewed 23 September 2016

If in Rethymnon, the fortezza is definitely worth a visit. The entrance, which is not very well sign posted, is close to the Old Town via a ramp up from the main road (look for the sign to the contemporary art museum). It can also...More

Thank Antonljs
Reviewed 22 September 2016

if wandering around ruins is interesting for you then this is good if not do not bother waste of money

Thank Nicola1411
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We went there with 2 kids 4 and 9 yrs and they loved it. There is a small shop so you can get water and drinks in there along with an ice-cream or sandwich. It is more historical attraction but the views are charming ;)...More

Thank Katarzyna39
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The Venetian Fortress is quite large, larger than I thought it would be and takes between an hour and an hour and a half to walk around the perimeter. There are remnants of the Venetian rule, the Ottomans, the Germans who occupied Greece during WWII...More

Thank artemisiab30
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I was surprised as it is quite a large one. It offers beautiful 360° views over the sea, mountains and the town. We caught the sunset, so it was a great moment for pictures. Inside the walls it's rather empty, but that also means it...More

Thank CristiT
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a pretty incredible site, partially restored and full of interesting history and great views of the city, harbor and Aegean. Be prepared for some hot times if you go on a sunny day as shade is limited and there is a lot of...More

Thank MelBobRedux
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