The Fortezza is the Venetian fortress of Rethymnon, almost in the centre of the old town.

The giant Fortezza is visible from every corner of the town and offers panoramic views of Rethymnon and the coast to the west.

The hill on which the Fortezza is built was once, in a time lost in the mists of history, an island joined to Crete by a narrow strip of land.

Over the centuries the channel silted up and the hill became part of the Cretan mainland.

You can't miss the Fortezza looming right above you.