Rethymno (Crete)

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On the shore of northern Crete, Rethymno is steeped in ancient history, and it equally showcases its Venetian and Turkish roots.

Rethymno is a city of approximately 40,000 people in Greece. This region as a whole is rich with ancient history and the town itself still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, the small Venetian harbour and narrow streets. A Wine Festival is held there annually at the beginning of July. Another festival, in memory of the destruction of the Arkadi Monastery, is held on 7–8 November. The city's Venetian-era citadel, the Fortezza, is one of the best-preserved castles in Crete. Other monuments include the Neratze mosque, the Great Gate, the Piazza Rimondi and the Venetian Loggia.
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