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Sightseeing in Rethymno - what to see. Complete travel guide

Wonderful weather, picturesque coastline and countless historical sites - all these advantages attracts tourists from different parts of the world. Each year, the Greek resort named Rethymnon accepts tenths of thousands of guests who want to see the priceless heritage of the past and enjoy gentle sunshine and beach rest.
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
Venetian fortress built in the middle of the 16th century is one of the main attractions of the city. One of the towers is equipped with an observation area that features beautiful views of the city, beach and snow-capped Ida Mountains. Arkadi Monastery is the most important religious landmark of this place. It is a truly beautiful building made in best traditions past centuries.
The city features several museums, the most famous and widely popular of which is surely Archaeological Museum. It exhibits the collections that illustrate the development of the city at its various stages, starting from prehistory and until the 19th century. Your excursion to the Museum of History and Ethnography will be no less fascinating. It provides visitors with information about culture and life of local residents. Here you can see a collection of antique dishes, folk costumes, jewelry and handicrafts. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
While walking on cozy streets of this city, you can see many old mosques and temples, any of which has witnessed important historical events and has been carefully preserved by townspeople for future generations. Speaking of beach rest it’s hard not to mention the high level of equipment here. Sports enthusiasts will be pleased with the quality of sports equipment, which can be rented in numerous rental centers. Besides this, all biggest beaches have professional trainers who are always ready to help and educate everyone who wishes to learn water sports.
Platano Square is located in the very heart of the historic district. The nicest thing there is Rimondi fountain. It was built more than 400 years ago and is still fully operational. The fountain constitutes a large architectural complex with columns. Local residents tell a beautiful legend about lovers who will never part, if they drink jointly from this fountain.
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 … Open
On the coast, one can see a beautiful old lighthouse built in the first half of the 19th century. Although the height of the lighthouse is only 9 meters, it is one of the highest on Crete. At present, it isn't used for its intended purpose. They give guided tours there. There is an observation deck on the top of the tower, as well.
Rethymno crete In one of the beautiful streets leading to the old town, is located the church of St. Francis, which is considered one of the city's most beautiful architectural monuments of the Renaissance. Once, the church was part of a large abbey complex, which has not survived until our days. Only two preserved centuries-old chapels remind of it. The church has long been used as a cultural center. It often hosts art exhibitions.
Beach leisure and recreation fans will surely appreciate the city of Rethymno with its one the most buzzing and heavily visited beach areas named Prevelly. The beach area is deprived of … Open
Lovers of picturesque landscapes can be interested in visiting the gorge of Prassano in the vicinity of Rethymnon. The gorge has been formed by melt-water, that rush from the mountains every spring. Its length is more than 8 km. It is possible to visit the natural landmark in the period from June to October only, when the canyon is completely drained. Here, there are many excellent sights, including picturesque caves, spacious valleys and small dams full of fish.
Plakias Crete In the Old City is situated the legendary Nerantze Mosque. It is a completely rebuilt Christian temple built in the 17th century. By the beginning of the 19th century, the mosque had lost its religious significance. For several years, there located a music school. Nowadays, it is used as a cultural center, where theater performances, lectures and concerts are held. On the territory of the mosque, is a small domed structure, the purpose of which is exactly unknown. By one theory, this is the mausoleum of a wealthy Turkish official who once lived in the city.
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Survived castles around Rethymno
♥   Castle 'Fortezza of Rethymno' Rethymno, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Moni Arkadiou' Arkadi, 15.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Frangokastello' South Crete, 29.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Aptera Fortress' Chania, 31.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Firkas Fortress' Chania, 45.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Greece: things to see

Athens is known as the most famous tourist destination in Greece. The city is included in the list of the oldest settlements in the world. It’s a true treasury of historic and archaeological landmarks. Tenths of thousands of tourists come to Athens to see Mount Lycabettus and the Acropolis of Athens as this is where first settlers appeared on the territory of modern Athens 6 thousand years ago. The city was formed around these two landmarks. … Open
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