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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 old fortress worth a visit entrance fee worth the climb information boards nice walk interesting place couple of hours interesting history great place to visit walk around fortezza walls sea ruins
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Northward of the city of Rethymno, stands an imposing Venetian fortress known as Fortezza, a centuries-old buffer that has protected the city against attacks from the sea, having also been the locals’ haven in the event of a siege. Fortezza is Rethymno’s landmark and its...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting place with a great view over the old town. Reasonable cheap ticket prices. Great place if your up for a walk and enjoy the view

Thank NiklasN345
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The fortress is well worth a walk round. Very reasonable price to enter and take a leaflet available in various languages. The views from the site are really good. I think it’s suffered from the economic downturn with little ongoing maintenance at the site which...More

Thank Jenny V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Venetian Fortezza offers a nice walk around with breathtaking views over the city of Rethymnon. It is important to be careful when visiting the site with young children due to the limited protection of the walls.

Thank leonardo_1964
Reviewed 4 days ago

There were no guides on our walk about and we did not see any guided tours either. They provide you with a map and small guide of the Fortress. This is extremely old with some reconstruction and preservation ongoing. It is a vast for and...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best and bigger castle in Crete, in a very good condition. Ot also has a summer theatre. You van see panoramic the city and Cretan sea from there. The best place in Rethimno.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are in Rethimnon and you are into ancient history you have to visit this site. For only 4 Euro you get entrance and a map to guide you. On walking distance from the old harbour and the ancient city.

Thank StafW3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing special, it was o.k . I was expecting some information plaques dotted around but there wasn't much info. Take an extra 50c each with you incase you need a pee. Entrance is 4 euros each. 10 euros for a family and 3 euros for...More

Thank sav084
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main reason we took a day trip from Iraklion to Rethymno was to visit this Venetian Fortezza, Although many of the interior buildings have been demolished over the last 70 ot so years, the main ramparts remain, and are in good order, providing an...More

Thank JohnEO
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's close to the harbour and well worth the walk up to the entrance. The paths to the various parts can be fairly rough if pushing a baby in a buggy. Take some sun block as there's little cover between parts of it, otherwise enjoy...More

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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
9 April 2015|
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Response from _Aldemar_1 | Reviewed this property |
Вход 5 Евро. Час или два хватит для осмотра.
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