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Culture of Rethymno. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Retimno tvrdjava Among remarkable sites of the city of Rethymno tourists will discover aged castles, churches and fortresses, museums keeping the greatest collections of artifacts and modern art galleries offering exciting exhibitions of various artworks. The Arkadi Monastery is an excellent example of the Venetian baroque epoch. By its appearance the monastery resembles a majestic palace. Several centuries ago a part of the monastery building was utilized as warehouses and wine cellars. In the 17-18th centuries the church housed a school and was home to copyist monks.
During a vacation in Rethymno tourists will have a chance not only to enjoy elegant upscale restaurants and cozy cafes, but also to explore typical Greek taverns. The Zampia tavern is one of … Open
The history of the monastery is rather interesting as a while ago it was a significant cultural establishment, thereafter the monastery played a great role in the War of Greek Independence. The monastery building has been well preserved till present days, today its building is open to public and anyone can walk along its spacious halls and picturesque enclosed courts. The Chrisoskalitissa Monstery which name is interpreted as “golden steps” is located on the top of one of the high rocks.
After a tour tourists have an opportunity to visit one of the observation platforms and enjoy a fantastic vibrant view of the city. The most famous fortifying construction of the city is the Fortezza castle. Built in 1573 the castle has been preserved till nowadays in part only. Its territory hosts an age-old church and several observation platforms. Copyright
Each year the city of Rethymno turns into a heart of a bright carnival. The celebration of the carnival falls within the first part of February and lasts till the end of the month. The main … Open
The Archeological museum of Rethymno is one of the most significant cultural sites of the city. It was established in 1991, the museum collection keeps religious attributes, common tools and items, jewelries, being the archeological evidences discovered near Rethymno. The church museum presents an exciting collection of artifacts to public dating back to the 19-20th centuries.
The Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno is presented as a scaled open air complex, its territory features beautiful buildings of previous centuries and souvenir shops. Every day travelers are offered various theatrical performances, gastronomic events and entertainments for the youngest travelers. The Historical museum of the city is located in a Venetian building of breathtaking beauty. Not far from Rethymno tourists will discover several important archeological areas, these territories are still worked by archeologists. A trip to the Lyssos town is a popular leisure among tourists, as this town boasts excellent archeological destinations and amazing natural sites.
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It’s almost impossible to visit all the museums of Athens during one trip, so rich the history of the country and its cultural heritage are. New Acropolis Museum is a must-see in the capital. It was specially built to store the unique Elmina Marbles, which are masterpieces of the ancient Greek art from the Athenian Acropolis. More than 20 thousand exhibits from prehistoric times are stored in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Sculptures, funerary masks, dishes, figurines, and funerary gifts are among the exhibits. The Byzantine Museum houses about 25 thousand exhibits of Christian art. The Museum of the Athenian Agora is located in the Stoic Attaly, built in the 2nd century BC. It displays various archaeological finds dating back to different eras. The museum of Cycladic culture contains objects of the everyday life and art of the civilization that existed 5 thousand years ago. … Open
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