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Little fountain in the middle of old town built in 1626 by the Venetian governor Rimondi.
Rethymnon, the third largest city in Crete (after Heraklion and Chania), is located halfway to the north coast, at the foot of the Psiloritis mountain range. The periods of Venetian and Turkish occupation have left their mark on the old town, which has many Venetian mansions and churches, several…
The Rimondi Fountain is located at the North End of Petychaki square, in the centre of the old town of Rethymnon. The current fountain stands on the site of an older fountain believed to have existed since at least 1588.
Elaborate public fountain with Corinthian columns, built in 1626 by the Venetian governor Rimondi.
Pride of place among the many vestiges of Venetian rule goes to this fountain with its spouting lion heads and Corinthian capitals, built in 1626 by city rector Alvise Rimondi. Water spouts from three lions’ heads into three basins flanked by Corinthian columns. Above the central basin you can make…