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Venetian harbour of Rethymnon

Starting from the small Venetian harbour of Rethymnon, we can admire the 13th-century Venetian mole which once protected the harbour. This small breakwater with its high wall managed to face the wild waves of the Cretan Sea and survive the battle unharmed. It is in remarkably good condition despite the passage of so many centuries.

At the end of the mole stands the imposing lighthouse. This is not Venetian, however, as it was built by the Turks after the 17th century.


Rethymno (IPA ['reθimno]), also Rethimno, Rethymnon, Réthymnon, and Rhíthymnos) (Greek: Ρέθυμνο), a city of approximately 50,000 people, is the capital of Rethymno Prefecture in the island of Crete.

It is a place full of contrasts, with a long history going back to the Neolithic times, with nature left intact in many areas, with a vivid living tradition. The old town of Rethymno with the Renaissance style centre, the Fortetza, the museums and the endless beach will certainly charm you. Rethymno is a charming town for all ages. Whether you yearn for a peaceful holiday strolling along the winding streets and admiring the Venetian architecture, or whether you are young and energetic thirsty for adventure, sports and clubbing, then Rethymno is the place to be. Rethymno, a town rich in history, great natural beauty, soaring mountains and endless sandy beaches.

Discover the true Cretan hospitality and the famous Cretan cuisine. Rethymno a relaxing town for the old and a relaxing town for the young. We are sure that you will enjoy your stay and visit us again!

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