Cultural Info for Rethymnon

As befits the cultural capital of Crete, Rethymnon and its surrounding region offers a wide range of opportunities for those wishing to engage in cultural pursuits.  There are many notable archaeological sites in the prefecture, along with monasteries of international renown.  In Rethymnon itself there are several distinctive monuments - some dating back to the Venetian Period - that have been painstakingly restored.

Archaeology, art and traditional folklore are all represented in Rethymnon's various museums.  The displays in the museums have been thoughtfully arranged and are well curated.  Rethymnon also plays host to several festivals throughout the year - some of which are rooted in ancient tradition.



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