Archaeological Museum of Rethymno
Walk through the gate and continue straight and take your third left according to the map. There you will find the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, which is housed in the Saint Francis church. There are many beautiful artifacts from the area of Rethymno that date from the Paleolithic era to the Venetian period which will satisfy all history lovers. The entrance fee 2 euro. Recommended Time: 60 minutes
As you exit the museum and make a left, you will find yourself to the large Mikraisaton Square that takes its name from the settlement of the people of Minor Asia who came to Rethymno after the population exchange in 1923. The square is also a popular hub and meeting point for the locals. Recommended Time: 30 minutes
Folk Art Museum of Rethymno
Right around the corner, you will find the Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymno. Visit this beautiful two-story restored Venetian building turned to a museum and learn more about the history and traditions of Crete. Entrance fee is 4 euro. Recommended Time: 60 minutes
Head towards the north-east side of the city, making your way through the narrow streets of Rethymno and find the main gate of the impressive fortress. The Fortezza fortress was built between in the 16th century by the Venetians as a fortification from the Ottamans. Nowadays it is one of the largest and historic monuments in Crete that should not be missed. Did we mention the amazing panoramic views of the city? The entrance fee is 4 euro. Recommended Time: 120 minutes
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