PHOTΟGRAPHIC TRIP IN THE OLD TOWN OF RETHYMNON Also for famillies

Explore the Old Town of Rethymnon with a local photographer and an archaeologist who will help you "see" the beauty of this picturesque seaside Renaissance period town, with a culture full of Ottoman and Venetian influences.

Description

Upon the establishment of the Venetian rule in Crete between 1204-1217, the byzantine town slowly changed its style following the rules of the Venetian architecture, which can be seen today in many buildings, including the Venetian crests in their facades.

During this walking tour, you will visit the Fortezza -a fortress built on the hill by the port where in antiquity stood the acropolis of the ancient Greek city of Rithymna. This majestic fortress was designed so that it could shelter the entire population of the city in case of invasions, although its main function was to house the Venetian administration of the city. Its premises, many of which are preserved in good condition today, included barracks, a church, a hospital, a warehouse, the residence of the Directors, the residence of the Rector, and a luxurious and stately building in the central square of the fortress. Today, a mosque, formerly the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, which was converted upon the Ottoman conquest in 1646, is also among the remains.

Other town highlights you will explore is one of the three remaining gates to the walled city, the Rimondi Fountain, the Nerantze Mosque, the Turkish School (a women’s school during the Ottoman times) and the Venetian Harbor.

During your tour, you are invited to use your cell phone or camera to capture images of Rethymnon, collaborating with your photographer guide to create a “photo essay” of your tour experience.

Your tour will culminate in a delightful seaside meal at a favourite local taverna.

 

The price includes:

  • An experienced professional photographer
  • Αn experienced archaeologist
  • Photographic material from your tour
  • Lunch at a local tavern
  • Third Party Liability
  • Taxes

 

The price does not include:

  • Transfer from and to your accommodation (upon request, at an extra cost)
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Anything not mentioned above

Notes:

* This trip is a private excursion.
* The program is suitable for photographers of all levels: from beginners to experienced, but also for travellers who just like photography, without having any special knowledge.
* Necessary personal equipment: Sunscreen oil, Hat, Sunglasses │ Comfy shoes | Your camera or portable phone with camera | Small rucksack with your personal items
* (!) Please inform us of any dietary needs/particularities you might have (allergies, intolerances) or other health issues we have to take into consideration.
INFORMATION
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Duration: 5 hours
Dates: All year round.
Note: With at least 3 days' notice
Location: Old Town of Rethymnon
Difficulty: None
Languages: English, French
Note: For more languages, it is possible to have an interpreter, upon request, with a supplements
Cost: Upon request
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