category image GUORA GATE

Rethimno Monuments

The Guora Gate used to be the main entrance of the Venetian city walls that protected the town of Rethymno.

Today, it is the only gate left intact from the initial fortress. The gate is...

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category image AGIOS FRANGISKOS CHURCH

Rethimno Monuments

One of the most important monuments of Rethymno, the church of Agios Frangiskos was the main church of the monastery of the Franciscan Order. Nowadays, the church is not open to the public (it...

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category image THE TURKISH SCHOOL

Rethimno Monuments

The "Turkish school", as it is known today, is the oldest school establishment in Rethymno and hosts these days the 1st Primary School. The entrance of the school, next to the church of Agios...

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Rethimno Pedestrian walkways

Undoubtedly, the venue that hosts the most remarkable monuments of the Venetian era in Rethymno is the Piazza, the "Great Square" of the Venetians.

Nowadays, visitors may cross the...

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category image RETHYMNO LOGGIA

Rethimno Museums & Galleries

The Loggia, which is located at the intersection of the K. Paleologou and Arkadiou streets, was a magnificent building in the town centre that functioned as a kind of officers club. Commercial...

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category image THE RIMONDI FOUNTAIN

Rethimno Monuments

As you walk down the K. Palaiologou Street, to the west, you will reach the famous square of T. Petyhaki, known to the locals as 'Platanos', which is adorned by the Venetian Rimondi Fountain, or...

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THE NERANTZE MOSQUE (MUNICIPAL MUSIC SCHOOL)

Rethimno Music Schools - Conservatories

Close to the Rimondi Fountain, at the intersection of M. Vernadou and Ethn. Antistaseos streets, you will come across the Neratze mosque.

Today, it belongs to the Fine Arts Society and...

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Rethimno Sightseeing - Culture

Dating back to 1670, this Turkish hamam is located on 25, Radamanthios street. It consists of two large rooms capped with hemispherical domes.

Nowadays, it is a private building and,...

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category image THE VENETIAN HARBOUR AND THE LIGHTHOUSE

Rethimno Pedestrian walkways

One of the most beautiful places in the town is the small Venetian harbour with its fishing boats, its famous lighthouse and a great number of taverns. The harbour starts east of Fortezza, at the...

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Rethimno Pedestrian walkways

The area of the Venetian port is also where the promenade begins for 4 km towards the east. For accessibility information see El. Venizelos str.

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Rethimno Pedestrian walkways

Another route worth doing is the legendary "Makri Steno", in English the “Long Passage". It is actually the N. Fokas street, a central street of the old Rethymno Turkish district, which runs...

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Rethimno Monuments

From the church " Lady of the Angels", continuing west on the P. Koronaiou street, you will arrive at Iroon Politechniou Square, east of which is located the County Hall. For information on the...

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category image FORTEZZA FORTRESS

Rethimno Monuments

The Venetian fortress of Fortezza is built on the hill of Paleokastro, northwest of the town. The “Fortezza”, which is visible from almost any corner of the town, while offering panoramic...

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category image KARA MOUSHA PASHA MOSQUE

Rethimno Monuments

This mosque is situated at Arkadiou street, which runs parallel to the promenade, very close to the Agnostou Stratioti Square. It currently hosts the maintenance workshop of the 13rd Ephorate of...

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category image VELI PASHA MOSQUE (THE MOSQUE OF MASTAMPA)

Rethimno Monuments

The Mosque is located in the Mastampa district, where the Kon. Satha and Markellou streets meet. The Mosque of Mastampa hosts the

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category image THE GREAT DOOR MOSQUE

Rethimno Monuments

Beside the Guora Gate, on the E. Tombazi street, a mosque was built back in 1670, as per the Turkish customs, the so-called mosque of the Great Door. It was dedicated to Valide Sultana, the mother...

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