I visited the Venetian Fortress in Rethymno at date 10.04.2012 together with my wife. The Fortezza is built close to the sea on a low hill. The name of the hill is Paleokastro, which means old castle. This Fortezza was built between 1540 and 1570 by the Venetian maritime power as a bulwark against Turkish pirates. The Old Fortress is a significant historical monument. It shows the difference over centuries. This beautiful Fortress is a fusion of medieval European and Moorish architecture. The Fortezza is visible from every part of the Old Town and in the nights with lights it is very fine. Inside of the Fortezza we saw Venetian walls, Turkish mosques and Greek churches. The view is amazing. It is very pretty and impressive to all different directions. Our visit to this historical place was very interesting. If you visit Rethymno, go to this place you will like it.