Wedding Fortezza in Rethymnon
We offer dream civil weddings in the Venetian Fortezza in the Historic town of Rethymnon.
Perched high above the town of Rethymnon you find the remains of the Venetian Fortezza. It is a large area surrounded by the original walls. inside there are some ruins, the small church of Eikaterina, trees and plants. The Fortezza offer fantastic views of Rethymnon Town, the distant mountains and not least the Aegean sea below.
The package at 1540€ includes:
The wedding package includes all necessary licences, legal documents in Crete and the booking with the mayor’s office. Provision of witnesses, bride’s bouquet, groom’s boutonnière, champagne toast for the couple. Assist, act as interpreters and make the necessary arrangements with the town hall. We also arrange any other add-ons you want.
Facts about the Venetian Fortezza
Built atop a hill in Rethymnon Old Town, the Fortezza stands as a symbol of Crete’s tempestuous past. The Venetian ruling class, who oversaw the construction of the imposing Fortezza in the late 16th century, hoped it would protect Crete against an Ottoman invasion. But all that labor was for naught — the Ottomans captured the Fortezza less than 100 years after its completion and went on to rule Crete for more than two centuries.
The Fortezza’s perimeter still houses the partially restored Ibrahim Han Mosque from the Ottoman era. You will also find the church of Agios Eikaterina, a Greek Orthodox chapel built in 1899 after Turkish rule ceased, at the site. Today, the Fortezza plays host to a range of cultural events, including the Rethymnon Renaissance Festival. Recent visitors suggest checking out the Fortezza toward the end of the day when crowds start to wane. In the evening, you can enjoy the sun sparkling on the Mediterranean Sea as it sinks below the western horizon. If you don’t have time to go in the evening, visitors strongly suggest bringing a hat and sunscreen. Those who didn’t said it was difficult to really enjoy the attraction because the heat was so intense.