Home / Rethymnon City / Rethymnon PhotosRethymnon Photos The Venetian harbour of Rethymnon is one of the most scenic locations in CreteFishing boat mirroring in the water of the Venetian harbour of Rethymnonthe turkish lighthouse in RethymnonThe lighthouse by the Venetian harbour of RethymnonThe harbour and the lighthouse of Rethymnon at nightThe harbour of Rethymnon early in the morning. The tourists are still asleep and the tables are empty.A beautiful image from the harbour of RethymnonThe Venetian buildings in Rethymnon create the illusion that you are not in Crete, but in a different countryLobsters decorate the walls of a fish restaurant by the Rethymnon harbourCopies of statues for sale in the Loggia of Rethymnon. You may buy smaller or bigger statues and archaeological books about CreteMore statues for sale in the Venetian Loggia of RethymnonThe famous Rimondi fountain in Rethymnon is one of the most photographed monuments in CreteAt the Rimondi fountain in Rethymnon the water keeps flowing for centuries from the mouths of the lions of VeniceDetail from the decoration of the Rimondi fountain in RethymnonIn the streets of the old town of RethymnonIn the alleys of the old town in Rethymnon. This photo was taken in the winter when there are no tourists and many shops are closed.A beautiful street in the old town of RethymnonHouses with turkish architectural style in the old town in Rethymnon. The covered balconies were necessary for the turkish wives and daughters to entertain themselves watching the action in the streets, while they remained hidden from the eyes of the publicThe old town in Rethymnon is full of beautiful imagesVenetian inscription above the door of an old buiding in Rethymnon. You will find several Venetian buildings in the streets of the old town of RethymnonThe taverna of Bebi in Rethymnon. I have never tasted its cuisine but I liked the sign.Raki Bar in the old town of RethymnonNerantze Mosque in RethymnonThe entrance to the Nerantze MosqueThe minaret of Nerantze mosque is supported by metal scaffoldingThe Nerantze mosque seen from the yard of the turkish schoolThe minaret of the Nerantze mosque in an older photo without its metal scaffolding.The entrance to the turkish school next to the Saint Francis church in the old town of RethymnonDetail from the decoration of the entrance to the turkish schoolLife in Rethymnon, Enjoying a frappe coffeeLife in Rethymnon – Knitting while waiting for the customers to buy the bottles of rakiLife in Rethymnon – In the streets of the old townRethymnon is not a town that lives exclusively for tourism and its streets remain lively in the winter. This is the street to Porta Guora, the Great Gate to the old town.The Porta Guora or Great Gate was the main entrance to the Venetian town of Rethymnon. Today, stripped of its decoration and almost incorporated into the walls of the houses on either side, Porta Guora has lost its former glory but continues to remind us of the town’s centuries of history.The Square of the 4 Martyrs in the centre of modern Rethymnon is named after the nearby church. The square is just outside the old town, which you enter through the Great Gate. The square is pictured here decorated for the Rethymnon Carnival.One of the Venetian mansions of Rethymnon. Many such buildings are preserved in the old town and are still inhabited todayThe beach road of Rethymnon with the restaurants and the cafesThe beach at Rethymnon is a vast sandy strand stretching alongside the town. The nearer to the town centre, the busier it is. In the background is Rethymnon old town and the Nerantze Mosque.The port of Rethymnon seen from the Fortezza fortressFortezza is located on a hill overlooking Rethymnon. In this photo you can see the bastion of Santa Maria.West Rethymnon and the bastion of San Lucca. The big building with the red-tilled roof houses the services for the prefecture of Rethymnon (Nomarhia).The Fortezza fortress protected Rethymnon from land and sea. These circular embrasures offered sentries a panoramic view.Embrasures on the landward side of the Fortezza fortress. The Venetian elegance of design and attention to detail is impressive.Fortezza in January covered with green grass and colourful wild flowers. You can see the Rector’s Residence to the left and the turkish mosque to the right.The turkish mosque in Fortezza. You can also see the base of the minaret.The Rector’s Residence in Fortezza. The Rector was the governor of the entire Rethymnon prefectureThis unusual STOP sign tries to keep the visitors out of unsafe areas in the Fortezza fortress.Inside the church of Saint Theodoros in FortezzaFor 100 years now, the Greek flag is waving in the Fortezza fortress. We should not forget how many centuries of fights were needed to achieve this. Read more: Rethymnon City © explorecrete.com All Rights Reserved. Reproduction or copying without permission is prohibited.