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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category image PIAZZA

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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category image THE OTTOMAN BATH

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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category image SEAFRONT PROMENADE

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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category image THE MAKRI STENO

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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category image COUNTRY HALL.

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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category image SAINT ANTONY CHAPEL

Rethimno Churches and Chapels

It is a small church built in the cavernous opening of an impressive rock, next to a verdant flume, 2km away from the Rethymno centre, to the west. The church has a narrow, elevated door that makes...

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category image MONASTERY OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR "KOUMBE"

Rethimno Churches and Chapels

It hangs over the western side of the hill, right above the fountain of water in the region of Koumbe. The yard is paved and very well kept. Decorated with murals from the new Byzantine era,...

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category image SAINT SPYRIDON OF FORTEZZA (SKIEROS)

Rethimno Churches and Chapels

The cavernous temple of Saint Spyridon, located beneath the Fortezza, on the ring road, was an important place of worship already during the Venetian era. The church has steps and is not accessible...

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category image SAINT ANTONY OF PADUA (CATHOLIC CHURCH)

Rethimno Churches and Chapels

It is a church located in the old city, on 23 Mesologiou street. It is the newest Catholic Church in Rethymno, and was reconstructed in 1897 based on the neoclassic design. The entrance, which has a...

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category image THE CHURCH OF AGIA VARVARA

Rethimno Churches and Chapels

The church of Agia Varvara (celebrated on 4 December) is located next to the Public Central Library of Rethymno. Entrance to the parvis has a small ramp and entrance to the church is level. On the...

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category image THE CHURCH OF AGIOS ANTONIOS

Rethimno Churches and Chapels

This is a small Orthodox church, which is located opposite the Cathedral, on Mousourou street. The entrance is at pavement level with a large passageway, making it accessible to wheelchair users....

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category image CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF THE PRESENTATION OF MARY

Rethimno Churches and Chapels

The cathedral or "Great Lady" (celebrated on November 21) is located at the intersection of S. Manioudaki and M. Mousourou streets. The main entrance to the building, on Kastrinogiannaki street, is...

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category image THE CHURCH "LADY OF THE ANGELS"

Rethimno Churches and Chapels

The present church of Lady of the Angels or "Little Lady", as it is called by locals, in contrast to the "Great Lady", i.e. the Cathedral of Rethymno, is located on the square bearing its name, at...

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category image THE TESSARON MARTYRON CHURCH

Rethimno Churches and Chapels

This is a new, highly visited building. The main entrance is elevated (a stair of 10 steps), however, there is a separate entrance with a ramp with a 10% slope, from the side, on Kountourioti street....

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category image THE CENTRE OF CRETAN FOLK ART

Rethimno Museums & Galleries

The building has two floors and the entrance is elevated with a step of 13cm rise, which means that support from a second person is necessary for a wheelchair user to enter the building. The pathway...

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category image ΕCCLESIASTICAL MUSEUM

Rethimno Museums & Galleries

The Ecclesiastical Museum of the Holy Metropolitan Church is housed in the offices of the Metropolitan Church of the Presentation of Virgin Mary. The museum occupies the ground floor, but the...

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category image PALEONTOLOGICAL MUSEUM

Rethimno Museums & Galleries

The Paleontological Museum, housed at the reconstructed Veli Pasha Mosque (Mosque of Mastampa) is an annex of the Goulandri Natural History Museum. Access to the building is easy either on foot or by...

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category image MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF CRETE - "L. KANAKAKIS" MUNICIPAL GALLERY

Rethimno Museums & Galleries

It is located at the heart of the old historical town, below the Venetian Wall and the Archaeological Museum. At present, works are under way to restore the museum's accessibility to disabled...

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category image HISTORY - FOLKLORE MUSEUM OF RETHYMNIS

Rethimno Museums & Galleries

This is a two-floor building which is accessible easily on foot through the narrow alleys of the old town. The building entrance, on the pavement level, has one 12cm high step and a quite narrow gate...

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category image THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF RETHYMNO

Rethimno Museums & Galleries

The Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is housed, from 1991 to this day, in a polygonal fort, which stands in front of the main gate of Fortezza. It is one-floor building with entrances being elevated...

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category image "PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW I" HALL

Rethimno Sightseeing - Culture

This is the Hall of the Orthodox Culture Centre, which is housed in the building where the offices of the Holy Metropolis of Rethymno and Avlopotamos are located, and depending on the needs, it can...

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category image THE "EROFILI" OUTDOOR MUNICIPAL THEATRE

Rethimno Sightseeing - Culture

The Municipal Theatre of Rethymno "EROFILI" is located inside the famous Fortezza fortress, in one of the bastions of the castle overlooking the entire city of Rethymno. This open-air amphitheatre of...

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category image THE HOUSE OF CIVILISATION

Rethimno Sightseeing - Culture

This building is located in the old town of Rethymno, west of the Nerantze Mosque. It is a two-floor building with an entrance on pavement level that can be accessed by wheelchair. The ground floor...

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category image THE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Rethimno Sightseeing - Culture

The library is housed in the parvis of the Agia Varvara Church since 1975. It is a one-floor building with a 6-step elevated entrance. Next to the steps there is a fairly acceptable access ramp....

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