Rethymnon Old Town, Rethymnon

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Nestled between the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and the remains of a 15th-century fortress, Rethymnon Old Town offers a labyrinth of narrow backstreets, soaked in history and lined by balconied private homes. Built almost entirely by the Venetians, this "palia poli" (old town) maintains its aristocratic medieval appearance, featuring graceful arched doorways and stone staircases. Indisputably one of Crete's best-preserved old towns, this neighborhood also contains the ruins of Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman structures, as well as a 17th century Islamic mosque located inside a building that once served as a Venetian church. Start your exploration at the neighborhood's landmark Venetian loggia, which houses the town's tourist information office. Use our Rethymnon trip planner to add Rethymnon Old Town and other attractions to your Rethymnon vacation plans.
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  • The old town is so picturesque and it has everything you might need! Small shops, restaurants and bars! Perfect spots for photos and strolling around 
    The old town is so picturesque and it has everything you might need! Small shops, restaurants and bars! Perfect spots for photos and strolling around  more »
  • Our hotel was in the centre of the old town and we were delighted by all the shops, restaurants and bars that were so close to us. The maze of little streets going off everywhere was an invitation to....  more
    Our hotel was in the centre of the old town and we were delighted by all the shops, restaurants and bars that were so close to us. The maze of little streets going off everywhere was an invitation to....  more »

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