The old town of Rethymnon is one of the best-preserved towns of the Renaissance.

Lying in the heart of modern Rethymnon.

It combines the oriental features of the Turkish period with Renaissance-style Venetian architecture.

After the Venetian conquest of Crete (1204), the town of Rethymnon was built according to the rules of Venetian architecture.

The original craftsmen were Venetians, but these later were replaced by Cretan murari, Venetian-trained master builders.