Autumn colours on sand dunes

Sea daffodil (Pancratium Maritimum) flowers can be found on the sea shore in Rethymno and around Crete. Its perfume is sweet and heady and its one of the most attractive plants on the island.
The first representation of the Pancratium Lily is mentioned by Evans, who discovered it during the excavations he made in the palace of Knossos in 1896.

Catch the Hatch

We invite you to experience the public excavations that will take place this week in Rethymno.

“Public excavation” is called the opening of every nest, that is made by trained volunteers of ARCHELON, while the audience is invited to be present. The opening of the nest is made always after a certain number of days have passed, when all the baby sea turtles have been incubated. In this way it is recorded by ARCHELON the percentage of the incubation success, namely how many baby sea turtles went successfully into the water and how many were not incubated and for what reason.

Blue flag for 486 Greek coasts, 17 in Rethymno

The National Society for the Protection of Nature, National Operator of the “Blue Flag” International Program in our country, announced the coast and marina awards. With 486 award-winning coastlines, Greece is ranked 2nd in the world among 47 countries.

It is worth noting that this year, in all 47 countries participating in the Program, Greece held 25% of the new award-winning coasts. First in Greece this year, with 71 flags, was the prefecture of Chalkidiki. The International Commission has awarded 3,574 coasts, 662 marinas, and 50 sustainable tourism vessels this year around the world.

Rethymno's 6th Cretan Diet Festival-July 2017

Rethymno is pleased to announce the dates and program of the 6th Cretan Diet Festival. Open to the public for another year, promises to present a rich variety of local products, generously offered by Cretan soil, through the love and the effort of the producers, who despite the difficulties are struggling to explore the unique richness of the Cretan land. For another year the festival takes place in the green and updated Rethymo's Municipal Garden and it is organized by the Region of Crete, the Municipality of Rethymno and Rethymno's Chamber of Commerce..

City of Rethymno

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.
small map of Rethymnon, Crete, Greece


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