Walk No. 2 in the Old Town of Rethymnon

A walk in the city of Rethymnon - Second Tour

This walk starts at the square of Iroon, which has the monument of the Unknown Soldier in its centre. From here, turn into Arkadiou Street, which is one of the most important shopping centres in Rethymnon.

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The mosque Kara Mousa Pasa is located at the corner of Arkadiou and Viktoras Ougo (Victor Hugo) Street.

Continue down Arkadiou and stop at no 50 in order to admire the impressive door frame of this Venetian mansion.

Further down at no 154, is Rethymnon's most imposing Venetian mansion. It boasts a magnificent facade as well as a distinctive door frame.

Iroon SquareUnknown SoldierArkadiou StreetKara Mousa Pasa MosqueArkadiou Street - Venetian Door FrameArkadiou Street - Venetian Mansion

Furthermore, No. 12 Tsouderon St. also displays a beautiful door frame with Doric columns, an arch and triangles with curved sides, which are richly ornamented with motifs taken from nature.

At the crossroads of Tsouderon and Tsagri Street, turn to the right, pass through the vaulted passage and turn right again into Arkadiou Street.

At this point, at the intersection of Arkadiou and Chatzigrigoraki Street, you will find an admirable neoclassical mansion with three storeys.

Continue down Arkadiou as far as Paleologou Street, where the famous Venetian Loggia is found on the left hand corner.

From there, turn right into Petychaki Street, which leads to the beach promenade.

Tsouderon Street Door FrameVaulted PassageOld PassageNeoclassical MansionBeach PromenadeVenetian Lighthouse

Following the stone-paved promenade in a westerly direction you will come to the Venetian port. Construction works started here in 1300.

The wall, which surrounds the port, is also of Venetian origin, whereas some extensions and the lighthouse were built during the Turkish occupation.

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