Rethymnon

Melidoni Cave

Melidoni cave - a place of worship

Excavation works, which continue in the cave of Melidoni, have proved that the cave was used as a central place of worship from the early Neolithic age up until the Roman period. An inscription gives evidence of the fact that Hermes was worshiped in this cave.

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.

Rethymnon Map

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Rethymnon The Historical and Folk Art Museum

The Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymnon

The Rethymnon Historical and Folk Art Museum is a private institution founded in 1973 by Mrs. Faly G. Voyatzakis and the late Christophoros I. Stavroulakis.

The aims of the Foundation are the research and the collection of historical and folklore material from all over Crete and especially the prefecture of Rethymnon, the operation of the Museum and the stimulation of interest in the study of Cretan tradition.

Rethymnon Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon

The museum was founded in 1887 by the Society of the Friends of Education. Today it is housed in the pentagonal bastion in front of the central, east gate of the Fortezza.

This building represents one of the fortified construction works accomplished by the Turks, who chose this location in order to defend the central entrance to the fortress.