Fortezza in Rethymno

Fortezza, the Rethymno's fortress was completed on 1590 and it is the trademark of the city. Built by the Venetians to protect the city from Ottomans' attacks and pirates' raids it stands upon the city, on the Palaiokastro hill. Most of the walls and buildings of the fortress are still in good condition and the view from Fortezza is astonishing. Within its walls the visitor will also find the outdoor municipal theatre "Erophili", where most of the Renaissance Festival's events take place.

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