Discover historic Rethymno on a well-paced walking tour that takes you through the narrow winding streets of the city to explore the aristocratic looking 16th century buildings with their magnificently ornamented facades and wooden balconies, the Byzantine and Hellenic Roman remains and a number of other intriguing Cretan sites and monuments.
During your tour, your expert guide will provide you with interesting information on the Venetian Loggia, an architectural feature constructed on many of the city’s noble residences and public buildings, and point out the extraordinary arched doorways and stone staircases that are prominent in the old town.
Further exploration will take you to one of the best-preserved fortresses on Crete, the 16th century Fortezza, which sits on the hill of Paleokastro overlooking the blue sea, and to the small, but classical Rimondi Fountain. You will also be able to visit the Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon, which houses various collections of Early and Late Minoan finds.
Crete is Greece’s largest island so pay special attention to the location of the tours you choose.
Check with your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for holidays or week days where museums and archaeological sites may be closed.