Christmas season 2021

Christmas decoration brings light to Rethymno!

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Last weekend the municipality of Rethynno, along with the support of volunteers, put the final touches on a Christmas light display throughout the main streets. Rethymno has once again brought a winter atmosphere with Christmas lights and tree decoration, garlands, red and gold baubles, dozens of Christmas trees decorated in ornaments and lights, and much more.

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The melodies of the Municipal Philharmonic in the streets of the Old Town give a pleasant "note" of optimism and spread the magic of the holidays everywhere.

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Getting into the Christmas mood, this year more and more people are decorating the inside and outside of their homes for the Christmas season. Local stores and restaurants have begun to present beautiful decorations, spreading Christmas cheer throughout the Old Town. You can find traditional and artisan small shops for those perfect little gifts for Christmas shopping. It's a lot of happiness and a lot of warmth with people spreading the holiday spirit during tough times.

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Locals and visitors will have the chance to enjoy the holiday spirit with traditional Greek carols, Greek Christmas honey cookies - melomakarona, and kourabiedes, locally produced tsikoudia offered in many cafes and restaurants.
To add to the holiday spirit, foodies can enjoy festive food and drinks, including roasting lamb and traditional green salad made with many wild greens paired with an extensive variety of local wines.

Many city luxury hotels, boutique hotels, and villas in Rethymno invite guests to enjoy a festive stay this Christmas and winter escapes with many rooms and dining offers.

The middle of winter in Rethymno with plenty of sunny days it's a great time to explore some outdoor getaways in the broader area cycling or walk on sandy beaches or hiking on a visit to Psilority Natural Park Anogeia, or even go for a cross country ski and see Crete in the winter months.

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Give yourself or your lovely ones the gift of experiencing this Christmas winter holidays in Rethymno, a perfect destination All Year Round!