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Megali Porta Porta Guora 





Megali Porta Porta Guora Ethinikis Antistaseos Street Megali porta During the Venetian Occupation in Crete it was given the name Porta Guora in honour of the Venetian Rector Giacomo Guoro It used to be the entrance to the city from the central wall.Rethymno There was also a lion with wings  symbol of Venice, which is now in the garden of the Venetian Loggia in Rethymno









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Τzane Bouniali Street or Petaladika





Some years ago people used horses and donkeys to travel  The local blacksmiths replaced horseshoes in an area called Petaladika where the travellers could spend the night and have a meal in a hani 







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Τzane Bouniali Street or Petaladika Ali Vafi





The house at number 63 was the residence of Ali Vafi a Turkish merchant 



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 Double doorframe Agiou Frangiskou Street Rethymno



Agiou Frangiskou StreetAgiou Frangiskou Street



Double doorframeDouble doorframe



Lions of VeniceLions of Venice



 Double doorframe Agiou Frangiskou Street Entrance with double doorframe  The exterior part was built by Venetians and the interior part by Turks who connected the two parts with a pergola. On the left and on the right side there are Lions of Venice and symbols of theOttoman Empire







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St. Francis Church  Agiou Frangiskou





St. Francis Church  Agiou Frangiskou Street The church of Agios Frangiskos is a Franciscan Church Rethymno





On the doorframe of the church an artichoke shape key  and muslim symbols







Turkish School



Turkish School Turkish School



Turkish School  Vernardou &  H. Trikoupi Mikrasiaton Square 

The FirstPrimary School is the oldest school building in Rethymno



Rethymno Conservatory  

Rethymno Conservatory  Rethymno Conservatory



Rethymno Conservatory  Rethymno Conservatory



Turkish Kitaphane RethymnoTurkish Kitaphane Rethymno



Rethymno Conservatory At the beginning of Vernardou Street a Venetian church dedicated to Santa Maria was turned into a mosque by Turks in 1657. They added a Μinaret which is the tallest in Rethymno.Next to the Minaret there used to be a Turkish Kitaphane Muslim seminary school Kitap in Turkish means book with symbols of the Ottoman Empire



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Historical and Folklore Museum



Historical and Folklore MuseumHistorical and Folklore Museum



Historical and Folklore Museum Vernardou Street Rethymno It is housed in a 15th century Venetian mansion







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Rimondi Fountain 



Rimondi Fountain Rimondi Fountain



Rimondi Fountain Titou Petychaki Square Rimondi Fountain  was built in 1626 by the Venetian Governor of Rethymno Rimondi. There is his Monogram n the middle and 3 lion heads with water running from their mouths The Turkish added a dome and Muslim religious symbols







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Loggia Loggia



 On the corner of Konstantinou Palaiologou and Arkadiou street Loggia Rethymno  was a social club for the Venetians Today it is used as a selling point for exact museum copies







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Venetian Harbour



Venetian HarbourVenetian Harbour



Venetian Harbour In 1204 the Venetians built a small harbour for commercial purposes  Because of the low water depth no large ships could reach the harbour  so they used a small building Customs, where the passengers waited for the boats to come and take them to the ship Rethymno







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Fortezza Fortezza



Fortezza Rethymno  Emm Kefalogianni Avenue The Venetian fortress was built between 1573 and 1580 by the Venetians in order to protect the citizens from Turks  



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