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Welcome to Rethymnon

  Rethymnon is situated on the North Coast of Crete, approximately halfway between the modern day capital of the island, Heraklion, and the ancient capital of Chania.  Rethymnon is the third largest city of the island and is a fascinating combination of old and new: In the old quarter, evidence of Rethymnon's Venetian and Ottoman past is all around one.  The visitor may spend many happy hours meandering through the narrow maze of streets that seem a world apart from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life.  On the other hand, the new town provides resident and visitor alike with all the amenities and facilities one could wish for in the 21st century.

Old Town Rethymnon - Rethymnon.bizRethymnon is claimed by many to be the artistic and intellectual capital of Crete and is rich in culture and history.  The people of Rethymnon take great pride in all aspects of their heritage. The municipal archaeological department plays an extremely important role in helping to maintain Rethymnon's archaeological legacy. Local arts and crafts are vigorously promoted throughout the region; folk music and dance are actively encouraged amongst the young - helping to ensure that traditional customs are passed down to future generations.  Rethymnon is also the seat of the University of Crete.  Due in part to the thriving student population, the town has a diverse year-round programme of live entertainment and cultural activities.

Rethymnon Beach - Rethymnon.bizRethymnon is graced by a long sandy beach that stretches for miles towards the east.  Here one finds hotels, bars, restaurants, shops and services catering for the summer tourist.  However, whenever one is in Rethymnon, at whatever time of year, there are plenty of opportunities for eating, drinking, shopping and entertainment.

Further information about the amenities that Rethymnon has to offer may be found by selecting any of the menu options at the top and left of this page.


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