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Rethymno, a feast of fall colors and tastes


Autumn is a perfect time to visit Rethymno

Central location on the island of Crete, traditional hospitality, quality  accommodations, and delicious food make Rethymno the perfect holiday choice.


During this season, Rethymno has a special charm. You can find cozy places to stay, great food, and lots of fun things to do. Many restaurants & tavernas offer outdoor seating. Enjoy a traditional meal dining in or out of the city.

Locally produced vegetables, fruits, and wild greens are ingredients for lunch and dinner menus filled with local wine varieties.

Culinary Rethymno
Rethymno open market
Rethymno Gastronomy
wild greens
grepe harvest in Rethymno

Grapes are ripening along with fall colors, bringing yet another reason for the fall celebration. 

The grape harvest season provides just a perfect time to experience the harvest, winemaking visit local wineries for wine tasting, and learn more about the local wine varieties.

You can also go swimming in the North or South beaches since the water is still nice. With an average sea temperature of around 22 degrees Celcius and the rainy days fewer than in the rest of the country, Rethymno is an ideal destination to enjoy swimming during this season.



As fall is on its way, you have the time to plan your next escape for outdoor activities in the broader area and an incredible opportunity to find out about many bike, hiking, and walking routes.  Many cycling routes give the chance for sightseeing and dining in small villages or at the coastline. Rethymno is open to any kind of physical exercise.  With perfect weather conditions, cooler temperatures make for less sweaty rides to fully enjoy the scenic view. 

Explore the Amari Valley, beautiful gorges such as Mili Gorge, the highest mountain on Crete, Psoliritis, and the wild southern coastline. 

During the fall, there are cultural events to enjoy, like the preparation for Rethymno Carnival.

With beautiful scenery and fun events, Rethymno in the fall is a perfect destination for romance and adventure.


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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