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Rethymnon Sightseeing

Nature - Natural Sightseeing
Ideon Andron
On the plateau of Nida, 25 kilometers far from Anogia and 80 kilometers far from Rethymnon, at a height of 1500 meters on Psiloritis it is found the cave of Ideon Andron. more...

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Cave of Melidoni
The cave of Melidoni, or Gerontospilios as the locals use to call it is found at a distance of 31 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the East and 2 kilometers far from the village of Melidoni at the Northwest. more...

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Cave of Gerani
The cave of Gerani is situated at "Kamari", 6 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the West, close to the beach of the homonymous village. more...

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Cave of Sfendoni
The cave of Sfendoni (the locals call it "Sfendoni Trypa", i.e. "the hole of Sfendoni") near Zoniana is located at a distance of 47 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the Southeast, on the road to Axos and Anogia. more...

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Cave of Agios Antonios
The interesting cave of Agios Antonios is situated 40 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the Southeast and some 8 kilometers from the village of Patsos. more...

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Churches and Monasteries
Monastery of Agia Irini
The Monastery of Agia Irini is situated 5 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the South, at a small distance before arriving to the village of Roussospiti. more...

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Monastery of Panagia Halevi
The Monastery of Panagia Halevi is situated on the way to the village Chromonastiri, some 12 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the South. more...

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Vossakou Monastery
Situated approximately 50 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the East, off the Old National Road to Heraklion and some 7-8 kilometers northern to the village Doxaro, the Vossakou Monastery is dedicated to the Holy Cross. more...

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Arsaniou Monastery
The Monastery is situated at a distance of 12 kilometers from Rethymnon at the East. It has been built during the Venetian domination; the origin of its name is uncertain. more...

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Monastery of Arkadi
The Holy Monastery of Arkadi is situated 23 kilometers far from Rethymnon, at the Southeast, and it is one of the most important historic monuments of Crete, an eternal symbol of sacrifice for freedom. more...

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Monastery of Bali or Atali
Situated at a place with marvelous view, overlooking the tourist resort of Bali, the Monastery of Atali is 37 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the East. more...

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Church of Agia Sophia
The church of Agia Sophia is situated 22 kilometers far from Rethymnon, at the East, near the village Panormos. more...

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Monastery of Preveli
The Monastery of Preveli, situated at a distance of 37 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the South, is in fact consisted by two Monasteries, 3 kilometers far away one from another. more...

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Venetian Monuments
The Fortezza
The construction of the Fortezza started in 1570 by the Venetian dominants of the island in order to protect the area of Rethymnon and the town from the imminent Ottoman threat. more...

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The Fortress of Monopari
After Constatinopolis was conquered by the Francs of the 4th Crusade, in 1204, Crete was given to Bonifatius of Monferrat; this latter sold the island to the Venetians. However, before the Venetians arrive and take possession of the island, in 1206 the then famous Genovese pirate Enrico Pescatore occupied the island and started to fortify it in order to resist well to the Venetians' attempt to regain it. more...

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Archaeological Sites
Archaeological site of Eleftherna
The archaeological site of Eleftherna is situated in the area between the villages of Eleftherna (24 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the East) and Ancient Eleftherna (29 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the East), at the northern foot of Psiloritis. more...

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Archaeological site of Apodoulou
At a distance of 53 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the Southeast, within the valley of Amari, it is situated the archaeological site of Apodoulou, very close to the homonymous village, at the site named Tournes. more...

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The Late Minoan Cemetery at Armeni
The Late Minoan Cemetery of the 13th-12th century b.C. at Armeni is located within a marvelous oak tree wood, close to the homonymous village, at a distance of 10 kilometers far from Rethymnon. more...

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Archaeological site of Axos
Close to the place where today it is situated the village of Axos, 44 kilometers far from Rethymnon, it is found the archaeological site of ancient Oaxos, one of the most important towns of ancient Crete. more...

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Archaeological site of ancient Lappa
Close to the village of Argiroupolis, some 21 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the Southwest, it is situated the archaeological site of ancient Lappa. more...

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Archaeological site of Stavromenos
The archaeological site of Stavromenos is located at a distance of approximately 11 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the East. more...

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Archaeological site of Monastiraki
The archaeological site of Monastiraki is close to the homonymous village in the valley of Amari, at a distance of 38 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the Southeast. more...

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Museums and Galleries
Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon
The Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon is lodged in the pentagonal building just in front of the central gate of the Fortetza (eastern gate). The building had been constructed by the Ottomans to protect the entrance of the fort. more...

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Historical and Folk Art Museum
The Historical and Folk Art Museum is lodged in a restored Venetian building, an excellent sample of the urban dwelling of the period, dated back to the 17th century, listed by the Ministry of Culture as a historic monument with conservation status; apart from the collections it houses, the building itself is worth seeing. more...

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Museum of Sea Life
In this Museum the visitor can find a good representation of fauna and flora of the sea, mainly mollusks, fish and sponges. There are also some fossils. The Museum is lodged in an abbey within the old town recently restored, and the collection is one of the most important in Rethymnon.

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Municipal Gallery "L. Kanakakis"
The Municipal Gallery "L. Kanakakis" is housed in a Venetian building, within the old city, just below the Fortetza. In the gallery there is a permanent exhibition of the work of L. Kanakakis, but also of many other contemporary Greek artists since 1950. more...

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Frantzeskakis' Collection
The Frantzeskakis' Collection: The collection of Eleni Frantzeskaki contains traditional embroidery, needlework, lacework and woven textiles. It is housed in a building just opposite the Municipal Gallery.

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The Church Museum
The Church Museum contains a collection of ecclesiastical items, such as icons, bells, utensils used in the mass. One of the most interesting exhibits is the clock of the bell-tower, which was working from 1894 up to 1986. The Museum is housed in the Office of the Metropolis (Cathedral).

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