Crete Day 3
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September 14th, 2008 – by: aloneinthecrowd
Usually it's about a 1 1/2 hours drive from Matala to Rethymno but unfortunately we got lost somewhere in the mountains. The signs were not very clear but we didn't mind. It was a nice trip through the mountains and some tiny villages and the surrounding was incredible and finally after a bit over 2 hours we reached the city.
At first we went to the venetian port which is beautiful. Not far away you find the Venetian castle called the Fortezza, one of the best preserved castles in Crete. It took us about 2 hours of sightseeing. Since it was hot as hell we were happy to cool down in some buildings like the churches or the mosque. The view from up there over the city and the ocean is amazing.
Our next destination was the old town which is almost entirely built by the venetians and it's very good preserved. Except the Great Gate (megali porta, Porta Guora), the Piazza Rimondi (Rimondi square) and the Venetian Loggia we didn't wanna see something special. Just wandering around. Enjoying a nice lunch and some cold beverages.
Around 6 p.m. we drove back to Matala for a shower and a late dinner.
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