Take a look at our list of the top 20 things to do in Crete
Crete is an important part of Greece as its largest island, and forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry and music). More than 2 million people visit the island every year to see this beautiful, unique and historically rich part of Greece. The island has numerous destinations and sites that both tourists and citizens love to go to, either to get a piece of the past of the island or to see what it has become today. We have made a list of the top 20 things to do in Crete so you can decide if you would like to experience it for yourself as well.
- Old Town of Rethymno
The Old Town of Rethymno is a beautiful neighborhood in the city that dates back to the 11th century. Venetian Renaissance architecture along with Turkish influence spread throughout the city, making it a unique experience. Not only the maze-like streets are charming, but the local people as well. Food and shopping options are quite abundant in this part of the city.
2. Fortezza of Rethymno
The Fortezza of Rethymno has saw its fair share of war and change. The citadel was built by the Venetians in the 16th century and later became captured by the Ottoman Empire. During the 20th century, many houses were built inside the citadel, but as a result of World War II, much of them were demolished or destroyed. Today visitors can still see the remaining buildings and temples, and the place is also often used as a site for renaissance festivals.