Rethymno - What to see

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Rethymno is surrounded by the sea from the north. Rethymno's beach (S. Venizelou and Ari Velouhioti streets) is spreading from the centre of the town, along the new part, for 12km to the east. To the west, starts the palm-lined promenade (El. Venizelou St.), with parallelly one block back going Arkadiou St., both leading to the picturesque old Venetian port of Rethymno and continuing (through the town's harbour) to a rocky shore, along the Venetian fortress. From the promenade going inside the town, there is the old town of Rethymno, with narrow streets, Venetian and Turkish houses, minarets and fountains. The old part ends at Porta Guora and continues with newer buildings to the south, up to the hills.

Main sights

The beautiful beach of Rethymno, is the main -and sometimes the exclusive- attraction for the visitors. But there are some interesting monuments and sights to visit:

Museums, Galleries

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Last updated: 30 May 2009