Rethymnon is the third-largest city of Crete. The old town is one of the nicest attractions for visitors to Crete, who have the ability to roam in the past. The town with the quaint streets and the beautiful monuments reserves its Venetian and Ottoman hues, as it was not altered by the modern era. Near the old town with the narrow streets, the visitor shall visit the largest fortress in Crete, the majestic Fortezza.
Other attractions include the small Venetian harbour with the lighthouse, Venetian Loggia, Rimondi Fountain, Rethymno Park, Santa Maria, History Museum, Nerantza Mosque, St. Francis Basilica, Great Gate (Porta Quora), Mosque of Kara Musa Pasha and Venetian mansions in Street Arkadi. Finally, visitors can enjoy their bath in the vast sandy beach starting east of the port of Rethymnon.
The Castle of Rethymno Till the Byzantine Era, the modern city of Rethymnon was a small and insignificant drop. This settlement was easily occupied by the Arabs but became a town only during the Venetian Occupation.