Rethymno – Buildings

The important buildings of the Rethymno prefecture have their own history inscribed in their unique architecture that goes along with the history of the place and are located mostly within the city of Rethymno. During Venetian and Ottoman rule these buildings were up and running, while today most of the buildings are used as venues such as Artillery Warehouse or the Mosque of Ibrahim Khan. Some buildings have daily operational use for today’s locals such as the Public Library of Rethymnon, the House of Counsellors, the Neratze Mosque, the Mosque of Veli Pasha and the Turkish School.

The observatory of Skinakas on the peak of Psiloritis is the one that will impress you the most.

Discover the most important buildings of the prefecture on the pages of Terrabook…

  • Bishop’s Palace

    The Bishop's Palace is a building inside the Fortezza Fortress in Rethymno, locating south of the Mosque of Ibrahim Khan, and consists of two buildings.

  • Turkish school

    The Turkish School in Rethymno prefecture is the oldest school building in the heart of the Old Town housing the Ottoman girls' school in the past.

  • Ibrahim Khan Mosque

    The Ibrahim Khan Mosque is a site in the city of Rethymno, inside the Fortezza fortress, among other important buildings and next to the Episcopal Palace.

  • The Megali Porta Mosque (Mosque of the Great Door)

    The Megali Porta Mosque in Rethymno is located next to the Megali porta (or Great Gate) on the Tompazis street.

  • Neratze Mosque

    The Neratze Mosque is a building in the Old Town of Rethymno on Titos Petychakis square and is one of the most important monuments of the city.

  • Mosque of Kara Mousa Pasha

    The Mosque of Kara Mousa Pasha in Rethymno prefecture is a building in the Old Town of Rethymno at the junction of Arkadi and Hugo Streets.

  • Veli Pasha Mosque

    The Veli Pasha Mosque is a building in the city of Rethymno in Mastabas district, built on the ruins of the Catholic church of St Onuphrius

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  • Loggia

    The Loggia is a majestic square building in the Old Town in Rethymno at the junction of Arkadiou and K. Paleologou Streets, erected in the 16th century.

  • House of the Councils

    The House of the Councils is located inside the Fortezza Fortress in the city of Rethymno and, particularly, on the Agias Ioustinis Street

  • Toumpotos Prinos shelter

    The shelter Toumpotos Prinos, Mountaineering Club of Rethymno, is located on the western side of Psiloritis near the village of Kouroutes of Rethymno County

  • Bishop’s Palace

    The Bishop's Palace is a building inside the Fortezza Fortress in Rethymno, locating south of the Mosque of Ibrahim Khan, and consists of two buildings.

  • Public Library of Rethymno

    The Public Library of Rethymno is located in the precinct of the church of Agia Varvara in the city of Rethymno, housed in the former Girls’ School.

  • Observatory of Skinakas

    The Observatory of Skinakas in Rethymno prefecture is located upon the homonymous peak of the Mt Psiloritis , built at an altitude of 1.750 meters.

  • Warehouse of the Artillery

    The Warehouse of the Artillery is located inside the Fortezza Fortress in Rethymno prefecture and is the first building after the eastern entrance to the Fortress.

  • The Rector’s Residence

    The Rector’s Residence belonged to the Venetian governor of the Rethymno prefecture and was located west of the central square of the Fortezza Fortress

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