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Faros Beach Hotel
Rethymnon Harbour
at 48.7km (NW)
Faros Beach Hotel enjoys a prime location in the Venetian harbour, right by the sea. It offers free Wi-Fi and a panoramic view of the town and bay. This hotel is an ideal solution for those who want well-priced accommodation in a central location.
The old Venetian harbour, Rethymno Bay and the Venetian fortress can be admired from Faros Beach Hotel's rooftop terrace. Free sun loungers are available here for your relaxation.
Faros Beach Hotel offers plenty of character, as one of the oldest buildings in Rethymnon. The hotel combines history with modern facilities, to provide a simple yet charming setting.
Hotel Rooms: 16

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Tsoutsouros village
Monofatsi, South Iraklion
at 48.7km (E)
Tsoutsouros (GR: Τσούτσουρος) is a small village on the southern coast of Iraklion prefecture, with lovely beaches and a small harbour. The ancient city of Inatos, used to stand were Tsoutsouros is now. Inatos served as a port to Priansos a renowned city - state of the Hellenistic time, located near the village of Kasteliana.
Tsoutsouros is a popular tourist resort especially with Greek families. There are many taverns and cafes most of them around the small harbour, and a good choice of apartments and hotels along the beach.

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Rethymnon Old Port
Rethymnon town
at 48.7km (NW)
Rethymnon old port was of great strategic importance during the Venetian period. It was only able to accommodate small ships. From 1300 until today, the Venetian port has undergone numerous constructions. The 1618 wall that surrounds the port from the east is restored today with some recent interventions and additions. The original lighthouse was constructed during the Turkish period and was later replaced by another one. The building on the southeast part of the port was constructed in 1931 and functioned as a customs office. On the same location it is estimated that there was a quarantine house during the Venetian period. The vaulted spaces on the two or three-floor buildings at the port have been transformed to little and picturesque fish taverns, where visitors can enjoy the secrets of the Cretan cuisine.

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Rethymnon Loggia
Rethymnon Old Town
at 48.7km (NW)
Loggia has been built during the 16th century and was designed by the famous architect Michel Sanmicheli. Loggia was an eminent building of the city centre and has been a meeting point for the nobles to discuss political and economical issues. The building is very well preserved; it is square and has arches on its three sides (besides its west side). The consoles of its eaves are spectacular. During the Turkish occupation the loggia became a mosque and a minaret was constructed, which was later demolished in 1930. The past 40 decades the building of Loggia hosted the archaeological museum of the city, which has now moved to a building next to Fortezza. Today loggia hosts a market of archaeological art copies.

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Neratze Mosque
Rethymnon old town
at 48.7km (NW)
During Venetian occupation the mosque Neratzes, which today is used as a conservatory, was the Augustinian church of the Holy Virgin. In 1657 the Turks transformed it into the mosque 'Gazi Housein' or 'Neratze', and in 1890 they added a large minaret with two galleries, which was built from the famous stones from the village of Alfa. The chapel of the Holy Virgin, situated at its west side and dedicated to the Body of Christ, was also transformed into a seminary. Outstanding elements of this building are the doorframe and the three domes.

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Square of Mikrasiaton
Rethymnon Old Town
at 48.7km (NW)
The square of Mikrasiaton (GR: Πλατεία Μικρασιατών) formerly the 1st primary school square, in Rethymnon town, covers an area of 7,500 square meters, right at the heart of the city's historical center. It is surrounded by valuable monuments and beautiful buildings, mainly used as cultural centers.
There, visitors have the opportunity to rest in a peaceful environment and at the same time visit the various monuments and cultural centers located in the area.

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Petra & Fos pizzeria - cafe bar
Tsoutsouros
at 48.8km (E)
Delicious pizza in the wood heated oven, wonderful surroundings, ice cold beer, just by the libyan sea.

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Macaris Suites & Spa
Rethymnon Town
at 48.8km (NW)
The Macaris Suites & Spa offers sea-view suites, just 900 metres from the centre of Rethymnon. The 4-star hotel offers free public Wi-Fi. The spacious and modern Macaris Suites are fully furnished. Each has a luxurious bathroom with spa bath, a kitchen with dining area and a living room.
During the summer, guests of the Macais Suites can enjoy 2 swimming pools, and a spa with indoor pool.
The restaurant serves a rich buffet breakfast and dinner. A-la carte lunch options include Greek and international dishes. Drinks and snacks are served at the roof garden bar, offering views of the Venetian castle.
The 24-hour front desk will assist you with car hire and ticket service. There is free public parking close to the hotel.
Hotel Rooms: 42

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Casa Vitae Hotel
Rethymnon Old Town
at 48.8km (NW)
Casa Vitae Hotel is situated in the old town of Rethymnon. It offers rooms and suites with tea/coffee maker and fridge, and a courtyard with free Wi-Fi. Set within a historic building, the Casa Vitae Hotel’s air-conditioned rooms offer luxurious furniture. Some rooms, as well as suites have spa baths.
A rich continental breakfast with homemade jams and pastries is served each morning at the hotel’s courtyard. Breakfast can also be served in the rooms.
Casa Vitae Hotel is located only a 3-minute walk from the archaeological museum, the Venetian castle, and the impressive Fortetsa.
Hotel Rooms: 8

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Palazzo Rimondi Apartments
Rethymnon Old Town
at 48.8km (NW)
Palazzo Rimondi is a complex of 15th-century buildings with individually decorated rooms in the medieval centre of Rethymno Town, 300 metres from the beach. It features a plunge pool and a buffet breakfast in its cobbled courtyard.
The air-conditioned rooms at the hotel Palazzo Rimondi have stone-carved arches, wooden roofs and windows which overlook the garden and scenic alleys. All units have a seating area with a TV and a kitchenette with a fridge and dining area.
In the evening, guests can enjoy the romantic setting of the Palazzo at the pool bar that serves drinks in the courtyard and plays relaxing music. All public areas of the hotel offer free Wi-Fi access.
Within a 10-minute walk guests can reach the Venetian harbour with its fish taverns or the Fortezza where the Renaissance Festival is held every summer. Rimondi staff can offer information on local products and arrange car rental to further explore Crete.
Apartments: 20

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VENETO hotel (Four stars)
Rethymno
at 48.8km (NW)
Old Venetian style in the heart of the old town. Refined discrete charm welcomes you to the suites of VENETO an old Venetian 14th century manor house, restored with respect to the character and architecture of the building. Six studios and four suites, ready to take you to the charm of yesterday and offer you the comforts of today.

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Rimondi Fountain
Rethymnon Old Town
at 48.8km (NW)
A. Rimondi, the Rector of the city, built the famous Rimondi Fountain, which is situated at present day Platanos Square, formerly the centre of Venetian city life, in 1626. The water runs from three spouts in the shape of a lion's head into three sinks. Three small, fluted columns, ornamented with Corinthian capitals are "standing" on the sinks. Above the capitals an entablature can be observed, the middle part of which displays four projections in the shape of the leaves of the acanthus exactly above the columns. Furthermore in this section the words LIBERALITATIS and FONTES are inscribed.

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Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno
Rethymnon old town
at 48.8km (NW)
The Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno is located next to the Neratze Mosque. It is an institution of public benefit, founded in 1973 by the President of the Historical and Folklore Institution, Christoforos Stavroulakis, and Fali Vogiatzaki. The museum is housed in a restored Venetian building with an interior courtyard. The building is a wonderful piece of urban residence of the last phase of the Venetian occupation of Crete, built in the renaissance style by traditional craftsmen.

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Marine Life Museum of Rethymnon
Rethymnon Old Town
at 48.8km (NW)
The Museum of Submarine Life is situated at Arapatzoglou street, at the center of Rethymno's old city. It was founded by the "Moshaki" family, in memory of their lost child, who drowned in the sea. The largest part of the exhibits are made up of shells, while a few vertebrates, sponges and fish are also on display.

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Fortezza Hotel
Rethymnon Old Town
at 48.9km (NW)
Hotel Fortezza offers a 24-hour reception, free parking and a free Wi-Fi throughout. It is situated in the heart of Rethymnon’s old town, and 300 metres from the longest sandy beach. Featuring dark-wood furnishings and wallpapers, the air-conditioned rooms at the fully renovated Fortezza Hotel offer a private balcony or window. Facilities include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and fridge.
The friendly Fortezza Hotel also features an air-conditioned restaurant and 2 bars. American breakfast is served buffet style between 07:30 and 10:30. Lunch boxes are available upon request.
Fortezza Hotel is just 100 metres away from the Venetian port. The bus stop is just 300 metres from the hotel.
Hotel Rooms: 54

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Mareblue Neptuno Beach Resort
Ammoudara Beach, Iraklion
at 48.9km (NE)
The Mareblue Resort is situated along a 9 km sandy beach in Ammoudara. Just 11 km from Heraklion Airport and 6 km from the city centre, it offers rooms with pool or sea views, and a buffet restaurant. A variety of elegant rooms with tasteful furnishings are on offer at the Mareblue Neptuno. All come with a tea/coffee maker.
The all-inclusive Mareblue Neptuno Beach Resort offers a snack bar and pool bar offering wide range of snacks and drinks, operating almost all day long.
Deck chairs and umbrellas by the pool and the beach are free of charge. The Mareblue offers a great range of activities and sports including table tennis, badminton, volley and aerobics.
An entertainment area is situated near the pool bar, next to the swimming pool. The animation team provides a full day and evening programme for adults and children.
Hotel Rooms: 111,
Hotel Chain: Mareblue Hotels.

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Contemporary Art Museum of Crete
Rethymnon Old Town
at 48.9km (NW)
The Contemporary Art Museum of Crete was founded in 1992 as Municipal Gallery ‘L. Kanakakis'. It is housed in a Venetian building at the old city of Rethymno, below the Fortezza fortress and the Archaeological Museum. It houses a permanent exhibition of the work of Lefteris Kanakakis (oil paintings, sketches and aquarelles), thus representing all the stages of his achievements, as well as works of contemporary Greek artists, which cover a broad spectrum of modern Greek art as it has been accomplished from 1950 until today.

Address: 5, Heimaras Str. 741 00 Rethymno
Tel: +30 28310 52530
Website :www.rca.gr


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Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS)
Rethymnon city
at 48.9km (NW)
The Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS) based in Rethymno, Crete, was founded in 1985 and belongs to the research units of the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH). The IMS is the only FORTH centre which deals with the human and social sciences.
The purpose of IMS is to support and invigorate research in the field of the human and social sciences, as well as to promote the application of advanced technologies in the field. The IMS possesses a fully equipped Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing (GIS) & Archaeo-environment, specialized in archaeological research. The Library of the Institute is focused on Turkish Studies and Art History. In the Library archival material, as well as collections of Greek and foreign newspapers in digital form and microfilms are kept.
The objective of the IMS's research programs is to study the geographical space, the history and culture of Greece and the other Mediterranean countries in various historical periods, from prehistory to modern times.
In order to achieve these objectives, the research projects of the Institute are organized along the following axes:
Turkish Studies
History Studies
Art History
History of the Theatre - Ethnomusicology
The Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeo-environment
Its activities concern the field of geophysical research, the satellite remote sensing, the Geo-information technologies and the archaeo-environment, with emphasis on the Mediterranean region. The Laboratory is a member of international organisations such as EPOCH, EARSel. and AGILE and participates in a number of joint research and technology programs in Greece and abroad (e-Content, INTERREG, ARCHIMED, ETPA, PEWNED, EPEAEK, INSTAP, LIFE, Region of Crete).
The research programs of the Institute are carried out by its permanent researchers and collaborating faculty members. In the frame of these research programs are prepared PhD Thesis and other diplomas which are submitted to the higher educational institutions with which IMS collaborates and, particularly, to the University of Crete, the Technical University of Crete and the Technological Educational Institute of Crete. The IMS supports education at post-graduate and post-doctoral level with a considerable number of annual scholarships, thus contributing to attract a steady flow of young researchers and to promote research in the field of humanities at the periphery.
The IMS maintains close academic links with various international research foundations (Cyprus, Turkey, Bulgaria, Italy, France, Spain, England, Belgium, Tunesia, Egypt, China, USA, a.o.).
The IMS is administered by a director and a five member academic council (A.C.). It is housed in wholly-owned premises comprising of two listed buildings in the old town of Rethymno. The core of one edifice dates back to the Venetian period (13th - 17th century).
Links:
www.ims.forth.gr/


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Rethymno Archaeological Museum
Rethymnon Old Town
at 49km (NW)
It is located just opposite the entrance of the fortress (Fortezza). It exhibits objects from the Neolithic to the Roman period, found at the prefecture of Rethymno (mainly Eleftherna, Monastiraki and Armeni). Clay figurines, funerary coffers, grave offerings, statues, grave steles, red-figure vases, bronze vessels, jewellery and glass vases, are some of the objects on display.

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Akti Corali Hotel
Ammoudara Beach, Iraklion
at 49.1km (NE)
Just 3 km from Heraklion and only 10 metres from Amoudara sandy beach, Akti Corali Hotel features a large outdoor pool with sun beds and umbrellas. All rooms are air conditioned. The bright and airy rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with sea and pool views. In-room media includes a 23-inch LCD TV, and direct dial telephone with free Wi-Fi access.
Guests can relax by the poolside and enjoy refreshing drinks or a filling snack from the bar. A shallow pool for children is also available.
Akti Corali Hotel is only 6 km from Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport. Free parking is available at the hotel, and guests can hire vehicles through reception.
Hotel Rooms: 32

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