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Rethymno Holidays Megali Porta Porta Guora Rethymno Crete

Rethymno Megali Porta Porta Guora Creta 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


 Rethymno Holidays Τzane Bouniali Street or Petaladika Rethymno Crete

Rethymno 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 Crete Rethymno Holidays


Rethymno Crete Double door frame Agiou Frangiskou Street Rethymno Holidays

Rethymno 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 the Ottoman Empire Rethymno

Rethymno Holidays St. Francis Church  Agiou Frangiskou Rethymno Creta

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

On the door frame of the church an artichoke shape key  and muslim symbols Rethymno Holidays Rethymno Crete The Archaeological Museum of RethymnoRethymno Crete The Archaeological Museum of RethymnoRethymno Crete The Archaeological Museum of Rethymno

Rethymno Crete Conservatory Rethymno Holidays

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 Kitap hane Muslim seminary school Kitap in Turkish means book with symbols of the Ottoman Empire Rethymno


Rethymno Holidays Rimondi Fountain Rethymno Crete 

Rethymno 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 Rethymno


Rethymno Creta Loggia Rethymno Holidays

Rethymno Crete 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 Rethymno Holidays Loggia


Rethymno Crete Venetian Harbour Rethymno Holidays

Rethymno Crete 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 Holidays Crete


Rethymno Holidays Fortezza Rethymno Crete

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


Rethymno Holidays The Church of Mikri Panagia Rethymno Crete

Rethymno The Church of Mikri Panagia  little church of Virgin Mary Nikiforou Foka Street  & Arambatzoglou Street at  Μ Papaioanou Square The church was built during the last years of the Venetian Occupation and is dedicated to Mary Magdalene There is a unique Byzantine  icon of Saint Gobdelaas the only icon of Persian saint we find in a church in Crete


Rethymno Crete Saint Barbara Rethymno Holidays

Rethymno Saint Barbara Church Agias Varvaras Street The only church which hasn t got a bell tower It was given to the Christians by the Russians with the same chandelier we see today Rethymno Holidays


Rethymno Crete Megali Panagia big church Rethymno Holidays

Rethymno Crete Megali Panagia big church of Virgin Mary Between Manioudaki and Mousourou Street

The cathedral is a three aisled basilica without dome built in 1956 The temple has been the same since 1944 The bell tower which was built in 1899 has seven bells The biggest bell has the name of Russian Theodor de Chiostak and the other six have the names of the six Russian regiments of Rethymno Crete


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