Rethymnon Old Town, Greece

The Old town of Rethymnon combines the Oriental features of the Turkish Period with the Renaissance-style Venetian architecture.
In 1571, during the Turkish siege- after which the Fortezza was built- most buildings of Gothic features were destroyed and most of the city had to be rebuilt in the fourth quarter of the 16th century.
Building styles then changed during the Turkish occupation, when the dressed stone of the Venetians was replaced by the wooden frames of the Turkish.

How to go: By bus from Heraklion (KTEL).

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