The Church of St. Francis is located
halfway down Ethniki Antistaseos, as one walks into the old town
from the Guora Gate. The church is one of the most
important examples of Renaissance architecture in Rethymnon.
The church originally belonged to a Franciscan monastery.
The church is a single-aisled wooden roofed basilica. The
ground floor windows and the main doorway on the North side
appear to be of a later date than the rest of the building.
The doorway is of particular architectural importance due to its
elaborate decorations. The Church of St. Francis has undergone
extensive restoration work and is now occasionally used as an
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