Rethymno

Welcome to Rethymno

Basking between the commanding bastions of its 15th-century fortress and the glittering azure waters of the Mediterranean, Rethymno is one of Crete’s most enchanting towns. Its Venetian-Ottoman quarter is a lyrical maze of lanes draped in floral canopies and punctuated with graceful wood-balconied houses, ornate monuments, and the occasional minaret.

Crete’s third-largest town has lively nightlife thanks to its sizeable student population, some excellent restaurants, and a worthwhile sandy beach right in town. The busier beaches, with their requisite resorts, line up along a nearly uninterrupted stretch all the way to Panormo, some 22km away.

Top Sights in Rethymno

Art Gallery

Byzantine Art - Iconography Workshop…

  • Old Town (Center)
  • Crete Spot
  • Art Gallery
Super Market (Atsipopoulo) - Liandris Stylianos
Super Markets

Super Market (Atsipopoulo) - Liandris Stylianos

  • Old Town (Center)
  • Crete Spot
  • Super Markets

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Rethymno Activities

Horse Park Rethymnon

  • Platanias (Rethymnon)
  • Crete Spot
  • Activities

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