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All Year Round


All Year Round


All Year Round


Rethymno’s timeless attractions and diverse landscapes, city architecture, museums, archaeological sites, endless sandy beaches and escapes to nearby villages will reward you with a rich cultural yet relaxed experience all year round. Step off of the beaten path into the untouched Greece of the past. Cultural pride and natural beauty – Rethymno offers the best of both.

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Living the spirit of Easter in Rethymno

Rethymno is the Cretan picturesque city where tradition is still present in everyday life and in the island’s rich local culture.


Wild Flowers of Rethymno

Rethymno, as the whole Crete, has an amazing variety of flora, which is directly linked to the climate and geomorphology of the place. This can be explained by the geological isolation of the island, ...


Rethymno's "Strength" is the repeated visitors

Rethymno is a perfect getaway destination, a charming home-away-from-home


2 hot fall sporting events

Rethymno loves sports!


Join a sea turtle walk

Join a sea turtle walk in Rethymno and enjoy a lifetime experience.


Museum of Ancient Eleutherna opens doors for ...

Museum of Ancient Eleutherna opens doors for celebrations with two spectacular events since its opening 6 years ago.


Yakinthia 2022

Yakinthia is a cultural festival that takes place in Anogeia July 22-28 2022.


Amari Green Festival 2022

Amari Green Festival - Η μεγάλη γιορτή του κρητικού πολιτισμού επιστρέφει


ICOT2022 Annual Conference

Rethymno hosts the  ICOT2022 Annual Conference, June 22-25.


Sea turtle nesting takes place on Rethymno’s ...

The 2022 turtle nesting season is underway, with nests already registered on the beaches of Rethymno.


Tourist Vocational Training in Rethymno's ...

Throughout the years Rethymno Department of Tourism gives youth access to tourism projects connecting local and foreign teens with the destination and giving them practicing and learning skills.


Rethymno in Winter

Mild winter weather makes it very pleasant to be outside all day long strolling around the sunny streets of Rethymno or exploring the impressive countryside.


Rethymno celebrates all expressions of culture and respects the region’s great tradition by organizing events throughout the year, with the most remarkable, the famous Carnival, and farm-to-table festivals for foodies like the Cretan Diet Festival as well as for delectation seekers, and the unique Renaissance Festival that takes you back to the magical Renaissance.

The Carnival
Cretan Diet Festival
Renaissance Festival

Explore the southernmost part of Europe

Not-to-be-missed in Rethymno

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Discover inland secrets and the wide variety of flora and fauna, by visiting gorges, mountainous villages, hiking trails. Rethymno is a paradise for numerous excursions.

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Modern Cretans feel the urge to share their secrets of life with the world. Besides their history and culture, they are also willing to share with people their prized cultural heritage known as CRETAN DIET.

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Handcrafted items, part of the Cretan tradition, give you the pleasure of remembering the journey afterward. A lasting memory of your trip to Rethymno.

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Old Town Main Square

Enjoy the multicultural atmosphere at Mikrasiaton Square, surrounded by remarkable monuments in the heart of the historic center.

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City of Rethymno

You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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  21 El. Venizelou Str, 74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

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