After an early morning visit to the Archelogical Museum in Heraklion, we drove to Rethymno.
Along the way I saw this goat looking at us when we stopped to look at a view.
A view of the city of Rethymno. The city has a population of roughly 40,000 people. Rethymno, was originally built during the Minoan civilization and was prominent enough to mint its own coins and maintain urban growth.
The old town was almost entirely built by the Republic of Venice and is one of the best preserved ancient towns in Crete. The town still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Hellenic-Roman remains, the small Venetian harbour and narrow streets.
Later in the afternoon we walked around the old port and watched the fishermen mend and check their nets.
It is always hard for me to resist taking photos of dogs. Often people prefer not to have their photo taken but most people that I have met love having their dogs photographed. This dog definitely reminded me of Maggie and Katie.
A view of the boats and cafes in the marina.
This was a colourful display enticing people to come into the market and shop.
Another bell tower in golden light.
A beautiful Greek orthodox church.
For sunset we wandered back to the marina area, beside the lighthouse. The Captain Hook ship sailed into the harbour so it was included in the shot. The lighthouse is the second largest remaining Egyptian lighthouse in Crete after the lighthouse of Chania harbour.