Neratze Mosque and Minaret (Odeon)

Visit this beautifully constructed mosque in the center of Rethymno!

Churches & Monasteries Neratze Mosque and Minaret (Odeon)

The Neratze Mosque is located in the center of the Old Town of Rethymno. The mosque was originally constructed as a church by the Venetians dedicated to Santa Maria and it was later turned to a monastery.

When Crete fell to the Turks, Gazi Hussein Pasha converted it into a mosque in 1657. And when the island got free from Turkish rule, the mosque was turned back into a church dedicated to Agios Nikolaos.

Today the Neratze Mosque serves as the Municipal music conservatory or Odeon of Rethymno with numerous musical performances held at its premises.

Entrance Fee: Free

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