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"" (Greek: Ρέθυμνο, , also "Rethimno", "n", "Réthymnon", and "Rhíthymnos") is a city of approximately 40,000 people in Greece, the capital of Prefecture in the island of Crete. It was built in antiquity (ancient Rhithymna and Arsinoe), even though was never a competitive Minoan center. It was, however, strong enough to mint its own coins and maintain urban growth. One of these coins is today depicted as the crest of the town with two dolphins in a circle.

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The main (eastern) gate of the fortress of

This region as a whole is rich with ancient history, most notably through the Minoan civilisation centred at Kydonia east of .C. Michael Hogan, itself began a period of growth when the Venetian conquerors of the island decided to put an intermediate commercial station between Heraklion and Chania, acquiring its own bishop and nobility in the process. Today"s old town (palia poli) is almost entirely built by Venetians. It is one of the best preserved old towns in Crete.

The town still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, small Venetian harbor and narrow streets. The Venetian Loggia today houses the information office of the ministry of culture. The Wine Festival is held there annually at the beginning of July. Another festival is held on 7-8th of November, in memory of the destruction of Arkadi Monastery.

It has a large Venetian castle called the "Fortezza", one of the best preserved castles in Crete. Other monuments include the Neratze mosque (the Municipal Odeon arts centre), the Great Gate (megali porta, Porta Guora), the Piazza Rimondi (Rimondi square) and the Venetian Loggia.

As part of the Crete, the town was also captured by Turks in 1600s and ruled more than 3 centuries. Turkish version of n is Resmo.

Today its main income is from tourism, many new facilities having been built in the past 20 years. Agriculture is also notable, especially for olive oil and other Mediterranean products. It is also the base of the Philosophical School and the University Library of the University of Crete and the School of Social and Political Sciences having 8000 students on its University Campus per annum at "Galos", where the Academic Institute of Mediterranean Studies is situated. The city has an Archaeological Museum.

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Pandelis Prevelakis wrote "Το χρονικό μιας πολιτείας" (1937), "The Chronicle of a Town", a nostalgic depiction of from the Cretan State (1898) to the expulsion of the Cretan Turks (1924).

otable people of
*Marcus Musurus (1470-1517) scholar and philosopher
*Ahmed Resmî Efendi Ottoman statesman, author and ambassador
*Nick the Greek, poker player
*Nikolaos Sifounakis, politician, Member of the European Parliament, *1949

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is twinned with:
* Pushkin, Russia
* Ayia Napa, Cyprus

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The Rimondi Fountain
The beach of

*Amari
*Apodoulou, an archaeological site in prefecture
*Archaeological Museum of
*Battle of Crete
*Cretan Turks, many of whom lived in until 1922
*Historical and Folklore Museum of
*History of Crete
*List of settlements in the prefecture
*Municipal Gallery "L.Kanakakis"
*Plakias, a village in prefecture
*Xiro Horio, a hamlet in prefecture

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Category:Crete
Category:Cities, towns and villages in the Prefecture
Category:Mediterranean port cities and towns in Greece
Category:Greek prefectural capitals
Category: Prefecture

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