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A few words about Rethymno:
Rethymno (ΡΕΘΥΜΝΟ in Greek), a city of approximately 30.000 people, is the
capital of the prefecture of the same name in the island of Crete. It was
built in antiquity, even though it has never been a big center. It was however
strong enough to publish its own coins. One of these coins is today depicted
as the crest of the town.
Rethymno started growing again when the Venetian conquerors of the island
wanted to have an intermediate commercial station between Heraklion and
Chania. Today's old town (palia poli) is almost entirely built by Venetians.
It has a Venetian castle called the Fortetza which is the one of the best
standing castles in Greece. Other monuments include the Neratze mosque (St.
Katherine's catholic church), the Great Gate (megali porta, Porta Guerra), the
Piazza Rimondi (Rimmondi square) etc.
Today its main income is tourism, and it also is the base of the Philosophical
school of the University of Crete. The countryside of the prefecture is also
based economically on agriculture and herding. The village of Anogia is
reported to have the highest fertility rate of the EU. Two other notable towns
in the Rethymno prefecture are Spili and Agia Galini.
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