Monday, September 8, 2014

RETHYMNON AND HERAKLION IN CRETE



In the morning the day was rainy but when we left the hotel luckily it was no rain. We caught a bus to Rethymnon, where we arrived 1:30h later.





Venetian Port of Rethymnon
Fishing boats in the Venetian Port of Rethymnon, the most interesting area of this town of Crete



The bus stop in Rethymnon is about 20 minutes walking from the Venetian Port along a road between the fortress and the sea.


Venetian fortress of Rethymnon
Venetian fortress of Rethymnon beside the road between the bus station and the Venetian Port


So in Rethymnon we visited:

  • Venetian Port
  • Loggia
  • Rimondi Fountain
  • Venetian Fortress



Venetian Port



Venetian Port in Rethymnon
Caravel in the Venetian Port of Rethymnon in Crete



Venetian Port of Rethymnon
Colourful buildings beside the Venetian Port of Rethymnon




Venetian Port of Rethymnon in Crete
Caravel leaving the Venetian Port in Rethymnon beside the lighthouse




Venetian Port of Rethymnon
Lighthouse in the Venetian Port of Rethymnon



Old town of Rethymnon in Crete
Typical buildings in the old town of Rethymnon near the Venetian Port




Loggia





Loggia of Rethymnon
Loggia of Rethymnon


Rimondi Fountain



Rimondi fountain in Rethymnon
Rimondi fountain in Rethymnon





Old town of Rethymnon in Crete
A street of the old town of Rethymnon




The Venetian port of Rethymnon is quite similar to the one of Chania, but smaller. It has a lighthouse too. After enjoying walking the streets of the old town of Rethymnon we came back to the bus station for going to Heraklio.



Fortress of Rethymnon
Venetian Fortress of Rethymnon in Crete


Heraklion


After a break in the hotel and eating something, we went to the Paleologos Travel Agency (www.ferries.gr) to collect our ferry tickets from Heraklio to Santorini and from Santorini to Mykonos (the tickets of Hellenic Seaways we bought online from Barcelona).

The evening was lovely so we walked up to the port area and the Venetian Fortress.



Venetian Port in Heraklion
Venetian Port in Heraklion


Koules fortress in Heraklion
Koules fortress in Heraklion


Heraklion in Crete
Boats in the Harbor of Heraklion, the biggest town in Crete



In Heraklio there isn't actually much more to do, but it's worth a stopover to visit the Palace of Knossos. Besides it is the communications hub of Crete and from where most ferries leave to Santorini, our next destination in The Greek Islands.


This was our trip route from Crete and the Greek Islands to Athens:



Day 1 - Crete: Chania

  • Beach of Agios Apostoli
  • Venetian Port
  • Splantzia (Turquish Quarter)
  • Jewish Quarter


Day 2 - Crete




Day 3 - Crete: Rethymnon and Heraklion

  • Venetian Port in Rethymnon
  • Loggia, Rimondi fountain and streets of the old town of Rethymnon
  • Fortress of Rethymnon
  • Venetian Port of Heraklion


Day 4 - Crete




Day 5 - Santorini

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  • Sunset in Oia


Day 6 - Santorini




Day 7 - Santorini



Day 8 - Mykonos

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Santorini to Mykonos
  • Mykonos Town
  • Windmills and Little Venice


Day 9 - Mykonos

  • Delos Island
  • Paraportiani Church in Mykonos Town
  • Beach of Agios Ioannis
  • Little Venice


Day 10 - Mykonos



Day 11 - Mykonos Town



Day 12 - Athens

  • Acropolis
  • Ancient Agora
  • Hadrian's Library
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Monastiraki District

Day 13 - Athens


  • Roman Agora
  • Plaka District


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