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Old Port is considered the most significant attraction of Rethymnon

Crete | The Old Port of Rethymno

Rethymno port emanates the atmosphere of an old Venetian settlement


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Like all Cretan coastal towns, the port of Rethymno lies in the shadow of a Venetian-era castle. The castle, called the Fortezza was built by the Venetians in the 13thcentury and is in remarkably good condition after all this time. The Fortezza actually divides the port in two sections. The eastern section is the larger, and has the most cafes and fish tavernas. Small passenger ships and freighters put in on the less-used west side, while the yachts and fishing boats crowd the longer eastern stretch, adding a pleasant backdrop to your beer-sipping or bathing. From Rethymno port leave small boats for day trips to the nearby beaches and some of them are built like old wooden sailing boats, adding to the general feeling of nostalgia that is prevalent in the Venetian port. At the end of the port pier proudly stands the beacon, which is not of Venetian but Turkish origin, built in the 18th century. The Rethymno port is the ideal spot to start a walk in old Rethymno town. If you are looking for good accommodation in the wider area, explore the rent-a-villa opportunities offering high end services.

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