Exploring the Fort at Rethymno

It may have been pushing 30 degrees, but this walk was well worth it. A stunning tour of a fort built in the 16th century by Venetians and last occupied by the Germans during World War 2, since when it has been restored and preserved.

Approaching Rethymno Fort

Many people take the trouble to walk the steep approach to the Fort, but it never felt crowded


Looking south

Artillery Warehouse

Looking towards the mosque

St Lucas' bastion

The view towards Chania

Chania in the haze

A gunpowder warehouse



The view east across the harbour


Taking a break from the sun


A beautiful hour or two spent catching the sun and some history.