Fortezza, the Sant' Elia Bastion

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Fortezza, the Sant' Elia Bastion

Fortezza, the Sant' Elia Bastion

There is a lovely view from the Bastion of Sant'Elia (St Elias) and below us we see the Rethymnon neighbourhoods with small, old houses built in the shadow of the Fortezza. Today these houses offer a fine view of the coast west of Rethymnon with the White Mountains in the background, but many centuries ago the original builders chose this site for the protection of the great fortress looming above them.

The bastion opposite (to the west) is that of San Lucca, the southwest bastion of the Fortezza.


Map of Fortezza in Rethymnon



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