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A relic of the Venetian occupation of Rethymon, The Venetian Fortezza stands in the center of town, offering 360-degree views of the coast below. In 1580, more than 107,00 Cretans were forced to help build the fort to protect the Venetians' last overseas colony. Unfortunately, several flaws, such as the lack of buttresses and a ditch, made the walls easy to scale without a ladder. In 1646, the Ottomans seized the fortress and settled the area inside. Many of the interior buildings have been destroyed, but the exterior fortifications remain intact. Using our online itinerary creator, Rethymnon attractions like The Venetian Fortezza can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
The Venetian Fortezza reviews
Ok for a quick visit to see some nice views. Not sure why you have to pay to use the toilets even after you have bought a ticket.
Ok for a quick visit to see some nice views. Not sure why you have to pay to use the toilets even after you have bought a ticket. more »
Worth a visit! We went on April, so there were not that many people around. The view is spectacular and price is definitely worth it.
Worth a visit! We went on April, so there were not that many people around. The view is spectacular and price is definitely worth it. more »
Nice historical place, family entrance fee 10EUR and it worth it. You get piece of history and nice view around! What I am just missing there are some signs, description of buildings... Very hot place, don't forget to take a water and visit WC before you go there. Don't worry about the line waiting for the tickets, it's moving fast.
Beautiful views of the sea and the city. Interesting historical monument. Family admission for 10€. In the summer count on minimal shade, it's really hot. You can buy refreshments at the beginning of the area, especially water.
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