Rethymno

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Rethymno is a city of approximately 40,000 people in Greece, the capital of Rethymno regional unit on the island of Crete. 

Rethymno is a fascinating quilt of bubbly resorts, centuries-old villages and energising towns. There’s astounding geographical diversity just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the region’s eponymous capital on the north coast: you’ll quickly find yourself immersed in endless tranquillity and natural beauty as you drift through tiny hamlets cradled by olive groves where locals cherish traditions that have stood the test of time.

Descend into the spooky darkness of grotto-like caves or explore the island’s ‘upper storey’ atop lofty Mt Psiloritis, Crete’s highest peak.

The south coast is a different animal altogether – a wild beauty with steep gorges and bewitching beaches in seductive isolation. Be it soaking up the rays on a sandy beach, hot-rodding it around the countryside or sipping a cocktail at a waterfront cafe-bar, just weave your way through this spellbinding land and be prepared for the unexpected at any given turn.


Some of the most famous sights of Rethymno are Fortezza of Rethymno a Venetia fortress of the 16th century, the Fortezza Castle, Rimondi Fountain a Venetian fountain of the 17th century, Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, the Municipal Garden which is a lush city park with paved paths and cafes filled with tree lined and children's play areas, and many more sights.  


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