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The Guora Gate


Guora Gate, Rethymnon (Rethymno)The Guora Gate is the only remaining part of the Venetian fortifications that were constructed between 1540 and 1570.  The gate stands at the Square of the Four Martyrs and leads to Ethniki Antistaseon, or 'Market Street'.  During the Venetian Period the gate was the main entrance to the town, forming part of a fortified wall which stretched from the beach at Plateia Iroon in the East to Plateia Vardinoyianni in the West and then on to the Fortezza.

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