Rethymno Travel Guide

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The town still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, small Venetian harbor and narrow streets.
The Fortezza castle, at the top of a low hill named "Palaiokastro" dominates the town. It was built in 1590 to protect the city from the pirates raids and the Turks.
The name "Palaiokastro which means 'The old Castle" was in use even by the Venetians which demonstrates the existance of an even older castle at this place. - Probably the acropolis of the ancient town of Rithymna.
Some other Sights that worth seeing are : The Rimondi fountain , The Neratzes mosque , The Kara Mousa Pasa Mosque , The Porta Guora , The Folklore & history museum , The The Archaeological museum , and The municipal gardens.

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