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rethymnoallyearround01Rethymno completely changes, when dressed in the colors of every season of the year. Its mild climate is ideal for autumn, winter and spring activities such as walking, cycling, and horseback riding, with an average annual temperature of 12-20°C, and average sunshine of seven hours per day. Beautiful picturesque villages with architectural features of many historical periods that spring up into a green and unexpectedly beautiful natural environment, waiting for you to explore its history and listen to its magic.
Well-preserved traditional settlements, stunning mountain scenery, canyons, safe natural paths for walking, countless caves for exploration, lush meadows with citrus trees and olive groves, which for centuries are the basis of the famous Cretan diet. The visitor of Rethymno experiences an equally interesting aspect of life on our island and the possibilities that Rethymno generously offers throughout the year. During Autumn, Christmas, and Carnival, Rethymno organizes rich cultural events, that attract not only the Rethymnians but also people from the whole island, such as the Renaissance Festival in October and the Rethymno Carnival, which is among the best Events in the country. At the same time, high-quality cultural events organized or hosted throughout the year in our city can satisfy even the most demanding visitor and offer unforgettable memories. As far as the cost of accommodation is concerned, the offered economic price packages make it particularly attractive. An adequate number of three and four-star high-quality hotels around Rethymno's historic center and throughout the city's wider area remain available throughout the year. An alternative option is the luxury villas available for rent in short distance from the city. Many of these hotels, as well as restaurants, offer excellent cuisine, with local specialties such as Cretan dishes with fresh wild greens, seasonal vegetables, olives, and renowned dishes with local meats. Do not miss to taste the local drinks such as “raki”, as well as local bottled wines of high quality.

Scheduled Service & Charter Flights

There are excited offers and many travel opions for low season travelers. Guests can book travel to Crete for trips taking place between November 2017 and April 2018 with number of times each week.
    • By Air: International travelers arrive by air, usually with a change in Athens.
    • There are more than a dozen daily flights from Athens to the Heraklion & Chania International Airports
operated throughout the year

Aegean Airline,



Air services and chartered direct flights from many countries are operated during fall and winter season by:

Aegean Airlines

  • By Ferry: Ferries connect between Heraklion port in Crete to Piraeus port in Athens. Travel time by ferry is about 9 to 10 hours, and the journey is typically an overnight trip. For ferry schedule visit: Anek Lines & Minoan Lines.
Additional Information: Rethymno Travel and Tourism agencies Association.

Tranquility & Harmony

Enjoy Rethymno with less tourism but with a lot of pulse due to the university students and the liveliness of the locals.

Mild weather

The average temperature for Autumn, Winter, and Spring range from 12°C to 20°C and the average sunshine is 7 hours per day.

Many things to do

Besides the rich cultural events, the ideal climate offers countless options for unforgettable experiences in and out of the city.

Hotels & restaurants stay open

Cozy boutique and city hotels and high-quality restaurants are ready to welcome you and offer you their best in accommodation and low prices.

Winter Activities

Celebrate the Fall & Winter season in Rethymno with many Events, Attractions, Accommodation offers and more

Celebrate the Fall & Winter season in Rethymno with many Events, Attractions, Accommodation offers and more

fall2017aRethymno is heading into Fall & Winter filled with exciting offerings for visitors who want to explore real Cretan life.

Rethymno Tourism Committee introduces new initiatives aimed at inspiring visitors to explore Rethymno's hidden gems and many personalized itineraries full of authentic Crete
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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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