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Tourist attractions of Rethymnon Prefecture
Fortezza By the 16th century, the Ottoman Turks were rapidly advancing into Europe. Between 1573 and 1580, the Venetians built this huge fortress, full of sturdy bastions, to protect the island from the Turkish invasion, but also as a place where locals could flee if the Turks took the city. Perched on the hill of Paleokastro, just west of the old port, it offers spectacular views of the old town of Rethymnon and the sea. At the highest point, note the mosque, originally a church, but it was converted to an Islamic place of worship by the Turks when they finally conquered the city in 1646.There is also a small outdoor theater that hosts summer concerts.
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Fortezza Castle
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Fortezza By the 16th century, the Ottoman Turks were rapidly advancing into Europe. Between 1573 and 1580, the Venetians built this huge fortress, full of sturdy bastions, to protect the island from the Turkish invasion, but also as a place where locals could flee if the Turks took the city. Perched on the hill of Paleokastro, just west of the old port, it offers spectacular views of the old town of Rethymnon and the sea. At the highest point, note the mosque, originally a church, but it was converted to an Islamic place of worship by the Turks when they finally conquered the city in 1646.There is also a small outdoor theater that hosts summer concerts.
Rethymnon, the third largest city in Crete (after Heraklion and Chania), is located halfway to the north coast, at the foot of the Psiloritis mountain range. The periods of Venetian and Turkish occupation have left their mark on the old town, which has many Venetian mansions and churches, several small Turkish-era mosques and a 16th-century fortress. Today, the city hosts a university and the local student population keeps the old city's restaurants and galleries busy throughout the year. You can explore on foot, the cobbled streets of the old city without cars in Rethymnon bring you back through the centuries. The blend of architectural styles reflects the history of the city, so you'll see sights such as the 16th-century Venetian Square, the 17th-century Rimondi Fountain with the water gushing out of the mouths of the three lions, the Ottoman minaret from 1890, a contemporary hit graffiti, and modern cafés and restaurants full of students.Sometimes the styles are combined - the beautiful pastel colors of the city of Venice have wooden balconies added by the Turks. Today, the most touristy area is the old harbor, framed by fine seafood restaurants, which is especially magical at night.
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نافورة رايموندو
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Rethymnon, the third largest city in Crete (after Heraklion and Chania), is located halfway to the north coast, at the foot of the Psiloritis mountain range. The periods of Venetian and Turkish occupation have left their mark on the old town, which has many Venetian mansions and churches, several small Turkish-era mosques and a 16th-century fortress. Today, the city hosts a university and the local student population keeps the old city's restaurants and galleries busy throughout the year. You can explore on foot, the cobbled streets of the old city without cars in Rethymnon bring you back through the centuries. The blend of architectural styles reflects the history of the city, so you'll see sights such as the 16th-century Venetian Square, the 17th-century Rimondi Fountain with the water gushing out of the mouths of the three lions, the Ottoman minaret from 1890, a contemporary hit graffiti, and modern cafés and restaurants full of students.Sometimes the styles are combined - the beautiful pastel colors of the city of Venice have wooden balconies added by the Turks. Today, the most touristy area is the old harbor, framed by fine seafood restaurants, which is especially magical at night.
Rethymnon Historical and Folklore Museum To see how the islanders once lived, tourists must visit this small museum in a typical 17th-century Venetian mansion with a courtyard garden. Featuring five rooms, the collection includes beautiful fabrics such as fabrics, embroidery and lace, as well as ceramics, baskets, weapons, coins, photographs and maps. There are also models of traditional arts and crafts, such as a blacksmith, a potter, a weaver and a baker. Address: M. Vernardou 28-30, 74100 Rethymnon, Crete
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Ιστορικό Και Λαογραφικό Μουσείο Ρεθύμνου
28 Emmanouil Vernardou
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Rethymnon Historical and Folklore Museum To see how the islanders once lived, tourists must visit this small museum in a typical 17th-century Venetian mansion with a courtyard garden. Featuring five rooms, the collection includes beautiful fabrics such as fabrics, embroidery and lace, as well as ceramics, baskets, weapons, coins, photographs and maps. There are also models of traditional arts and crafts, such as a blacksmith, a potter, a weaver and a baker. Address: M. Vernardou 28-30, 74100 Rethymnon, Crete
While the coastline is very warm and full during the summer, a short trek to the mountains brings you to peaceful rural villages where time has stopped. Situated 27 kilometers southwest of Rethymnon, Argyroupoli is particularly cool and fresh due to the countless small waterfalls rising from the underground springs. Nestled between lush vegetation and trees, Argyroupolis has a rich history dating back to the Roman era - it was also very much loved by the Venetians and later became the center of Cretan resistance against the Turks.Today, it is well known for its excellent taverns specializing in roast lamb and fresh trout, with outdoor dining on stone terraces under the trees and near the waterfalls.
Springs of Argyroupolis
While the coastline is very warm and full during the summer, a short trek to the mountains brings you to peaceful rural villages where time has stopped. Situated 27 kilometers southwest of Rethymnon, Argyroupoli is particularly cool and fresh due to the countless small waterfalls rising from the underground springs. Nestled between lush vegetation and trees, Argyroupolis has a rich history dating back to the Roman era - it was also very much loved by the Venetians and later became the center of Cretan resistance against the Turks.Today, it is well known for its excellent taverns specializing in roast lamb and fresh trout, with outdoor dining on stone terraces under the trees and near the waterfalls.
t is located in the heart of Crete - about halfway from ancient Kydonia (Chania) to the west and Knossos to the east, and still from Phaistos and Gortys to the south. At the foot of Psiloritis of ancient Idis and at an altitude of about 380 meters above sea level. And it is a pre-millennial "journey" of ancient Eleutherna (because of this reason) from 3,000 BC. until the 14th century AD, which came to light step by step during a 30-year excavation by the University of Crete in collaboration with Professor Nikos Stambolidis.And it is also the early Iron Age (from 900 BC to the late 6th or early 7th century BC) that proved to be the most important period of the city directly associated with Homer and the dawn of Greek culture. A visit to the Museum of Eleftherna can be easily combined with the historic Arkadi Monastery as they are within walking distance
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Museum of Ancient Eleutherna
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t is located in the heart of Crete - about halfway from ancient Kydonia (Chania) to the west and Knossos to the east, and still from Phaistos and Gortys to the south. At the foot of Psiloritis of ancient Idis and at an altitude of about 380 meters above sea level. And it is a pre-millennial "journey" of ancient Eleutherna (because of this reason) from 3,000 BC. until the 14th century AD, which came to light step by step during a 30-year excavation by the University of Crete in collaboration with Professor Nikos Stambolidis.And it is also the early Iron Age (from 900 BC to the late 6th or early 7th century BC) that proved to be the most important period of the city directly associated with Homer and the dawn of Greek culture. A visit to the Museum of Eleftherna can be easily combined with the historic Arkadi Monastery as they are within walking distance
Historical monasteries
Preveli Monastery On the isolated south coast of Crete, built on a remote slope overlooking the Libyan Sea, Preveli Monastery is located 36 kilometers south of Rethymnon and is accessible only by a winding road through the mountains. Dating back to the 17th century, the monastery has a church and a small museum with pictures and church houses. Outside the hotel is the Monument to Peace and Resistance, erected in 2002. During the Battle of Crete in 1941, the monks at Provelis provided supplies and shelter to the Allies.
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Preveli Monastery
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Preveli Monastery On the isolated south coast of Crete, built on a remote slope overlooking the Libyan Sea, Preveli Monastery is located 36 kilometers south of Rethymnon and is accessible only by a winding road through the mountains. Dating back to the 17th century, the monastery has a church and a small museum with pictures and church houses. Outside the hotel is the Monument to Peace and Resistance, erected in 2002. During the Battle of Crete in 1941, the monks at Provelis provided supplies and shelter to the Allies.
Monastery of Arkadi The Orthodox Church played an important role in the liberation of Greece from Turkish occupation. Set in the rural hills of Psiloritis, 23 kilometers southeast of Rethymnon, the 16th century monastery, like the fortress, is surrounded by tall stone walls. Today, it is a wonderfully quiet place, with a beautiful baroque church and a rose garden, but it has not always been so. In 1866 the monastery became the central meeting point of the Cretan revolutionaries, with the abbot as president.During a revolt against the Turks, some 900 locals (mainly women and children) who had fled here chose to strike themselves rather than surrender. Outside the monastery, their skulls are exposed in glass cabinets as a monument to their bravery.
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Monastery of Arkadi
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Monastery of Arkadi The Orthodox Church played an important role in the liberation of Greece from Turkish occupation. Set in the rural hills of Psiloritis, 23 kilometers southeast of Rethymnon, the 16th century monastery, like the fortress, is surrounded by tall stone walls. Today, it is a wonderfully quiet place, with a beautiful baroque church and a rose garden, but it has not always been so. In 1866 the monastery became the central meeting point of the Cretan revolutionaries, with the abbot as president.During a revolt against the Turks, some 900 locals (mainly women and children) who had fled here chose to strike themselves rather than surrender. Outside the monastery, their skulls are exposed in glass cabinets as a monument to their bravery.
Beaches
Preveli beach Some of Crete's most beautiful beaches are located on the far south coast that extends to the Libyan Sea. Hidden beneath the Preveli Monastery, this beautiful beach is at the mouth of a river and is backed by a lush palm forest. If you walk through the canyon you will find a small waterfall. To get to the beach you will need to leave your car and go downhill (relatively easy) for about 20 minutes. The palm trees were seriously damaged by the fire in 2010, but have since been naturally regenerated.
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Preveli beach
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Preveli beach Some of Crete's most beautiful beaches are located on the far south coast that extends to the Libyan Sea. Hidden beneath the Preveli Monastery, this beautiful beach is at the mouth of a river and is backed by a lush palm forest. If you walk through the canyon you will find a small waterfall. To get to the beach you will need to leave your car and go downhill (relatively easy) for about 20 minutes. The palm trees were seriously damaged by the fire in 2010, but have since been naturally regenerated.
Plakias is about 30 minutes drive south of Rethymnon. Most houses are located near the small port of Plakias and embrace the large crescent-shaped bay. Beaches in Plakias The beach of Plakias starts from the village and extends to the east. It is one of the largest beaches in Crete, which still offers the feeling of comfort and plenty of space, while satisfying all tastes, as its eastern edge is preferred by those practicing nudism. There are showers along the beach and plenty of parking space. If the days when you are in Plakias are opened by the shepherds of Aeolos and the north is lashing you with the sand, head west for the more drought-stricken Souda beach. There are also small hotels and a few taverns here. Other beautiful beaches near Plakias are Damnoni, Ammoudi and small Ammoudi, which are also preferred by nudists. Other beaches a little further away are Lefkogeia and Schinaria, a beach favorite for scuba divers. There is also a diving center near Plakias at the Hotel Calypso.
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Plakias
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Plakias is about 30 minutes drive south of Rethymnon. Most houses are located near the small port of Plakias and embrace the large crescent-shaped bay. Beaches in Plakias The beach of Plakias starts from the village and extends to the east. It is one of the largest beaches in Crete, which still offers the feeling of comfort and plenty of space, while satisfying all tastes, as its eastern edge is preferred by those practicing nudism. There are showers along the beach and plenty of parking space. If the days when you are in Plakias are opened by the shepherds of Aeolos and the north is lashing you with the sand, head west for the more drought-stricken Souda beach. There are also small hotels and a few taverns here. Other beautiful beaches near Plakias are Damnoni, Ammoudi and small Ammoudi, which are also preferred by nudists. Other beaches a little further away are Lefkogeia and Schinaria, a beach favorite for scuba divers. There is also a diving center near Plakias at the Hotel Calypso.
Georgioupolis is a large, seaside village, 34km east of Chania and 23km. west of Rethymnon. The beach of Georgioupolis starts from the beautiful whitewashed church of Agios Nikolaos, located in the sea and you can visit it by walking on the mole built to unite the church by land. The beach is sandy all along and is fully organized with umbrellas and sunbeds, mostly owned by local hotels and usually free of charge to their guests. The sea is clear and the beach has been awarded the blue flag of the European Union. In addition to bathing and sunbathing, you can enjoy your time in water sports.
Paralia Georgioupolis
Georgioupolis is a large, seaside village, 34km east of Chania and 23km. west of Rethymnon. The beach of Georgioupolis starts from the beautiful whitewashed church of Agios Nikolaos, located in the sea and you can visit it by walking on the mole built to unite the church by land. The beach is sandy all along and is fully organized with umbrellas and sunbeds, mostly owned by local hotels and usually free of charge to their guests. The sea is clear and the beach has been awarded the blue flag of the European Union. In addition to bathing and sunbathing, you can enjoy your time in water sports.
Kournas lake
Lake Kournas is the only freshwater lake in Crete. Lake Kurna in ancient times was known as Korissia, but later took its present name from the Arabic word for lake. It is in a very beautiful location, in a pit between the hills, about 4km from Georgioupolis in the prefecture of Chania (western Crete). Lake Kournas is relatively small with a maximum length of 1087 meters and a maximum width of 880 meters. It covers an area of ​​579 hectares and is generally shallow with a depth of 22.5 meters and is about 20 meters higher than the sea. Lake Kournas is an ideal destination for an afternoon stroll, or a day trip. Many also prefer it for an afternoon picnic. The scenery is relaxing and beautiful, whether you want to walk in the nature, swim or bike in the lake.
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بحيرة كورناس
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Lake Kournas is the only freshwater lake in Crete. Lake Kurna in ancient times was known as Korissia, but later took its present name from the Arabic word for lake. It is in a very beautiful location, in a pit between the hills, about 4km from Georgioupolis in the prefecture of Chania (western Crete). Lake Kournas is relatively small with a maximum length of 1087 meters and a maximum width of 880 meters. It covers an area of ​​579 hectares and is generally shallow with a depth of 22.5 meters and is about 20 meters higher than the sea. Lake Kournas is an ideal destination for an afternoon stroll, or a day trip. Many also prefer it for an afternoon picnic. The scenery is relaxing and beautiful, whether you want to walk in the nature, swim or bike in the lake.
For a family with small children
Episkopi beach is located 45km east of Chania and 14km west of Rethymnon, in a fertile valley with low plains. The beach of Episkopi is 3.5km long with sand and shallow water, like most of the major beaches of Northern Crete. It is very well organized as there are many great hotel units, taverns, restaurants, bars and all the amenities you might need. Mostly in the western part of the beach you can find places with lifeguards, showers, changing rooms, umbrellas, snack bars, water sports, etc. Next to the beach passes along the northern road of Crete, making it easy to access anywhere. Beach χρυσός αστερίας: Right next to the sea, on a fully organized beach you will find Golden Starfish. Here in a unique place, made with care and attention to detail, you can enjoy your coffee, your refreshments, your juice or whatever else appeals to you and don't worry about our little friends, there is a play area with swings, horses, motorbikes, bicycles, a children's pool so they can be enjoyed. Surrounded by trees and grass you can sit on one of our pergolas or at the bar and enjoy the drink or the best cocktail to drink here. As for our cuisine, it is traditional with a celebration of flavors and senses, here you can enjoy cooked meals of the hour, fresh fish and seafood.
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Episkopi beach
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Episkopi beach is located 45km east of Chania and 14km west of Rethymnon, in a fertile valley with low plains. The beach of Episkopi is 3.5km long with sand and shallow water, like most of the major beaches of Northern Crete. It is very well organized as there are many great hotel units, taverns, restaurants, bars and all the amenities you might need. Mostly in the western part of the beach you can find places with lifeguards, showers, changing rooms, umbrellas, snack bars, water sports, etc. Next to the beach passes along the northern road of Crete, making it easy to access anywhere. Beach χρυσός αστερίας: Right next to the sea, on a fully organized beach you will find Golden Starfish. Here in a unique place, made with care and attention to detail, you can enjoy your coffee, your refreshments, your juice or whatever else appeals to you and don't worry about our little friends, there is a play area with swings, horses, motorbikes, bicycles, a children's pool so they can be enjoyed. Surrounded by trees and grass you can sit on one of our pergolas or at the bar and enjoy the drink or the best cocktail to drink here. As for our cuisine, it is traditional with a celebration of flavors and senses, here you can enjoy cooked meals of the hour, fresh fish and seafood.
In Baja it is known that for parents to have fun, children need to have a great time! Thus, in addition to the children's pool and water slides, a spacious playground is provided with numerous games and activities for children of all ages. There is also animation for younger visitors, as well as specialized staff! It is guaranteed that children will have fun, and adults will relax!
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Baja Beach Club - Rethymno
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In Baja it is known that for parents to have fun, children need to have a great time! Thus, in addition to the children's pool and water slides, a spacious playground is provided with numerous games and activities for children of all ages. There is also animation for younger visitors, as well as specialized staff! It is guaranteed that children will have fun, and adults will relax!