Rethymno Crete: Full travel guide

Rethymnon is the beautiful labyrinth of Crete that takes you to the Venetian era. The beach and the Venetian harbor of the city are the ideal place for walking. The fortress and the old lighthouse are among the most characteristic parts of the city. And of course we will not leave any of these unexplored.

General information:

Rethimno! The Cretan city with the picturesque old town you love to walk has 34,300 inhabitants. It is the third largest city in Crete after Heraklion and Chania. Rethymnon is a student campus with more than 10,000 active students. Today’s city is built in the same location as ancient Rithymna or Rithymna or Rithymnia. The economy of the city is based on tourism. Famous Greeks who come from Rethymnon are Manolis Anagnostakis (poet) and Pavlos Vardinoyannis (minister and deputy).

Where to go- What to see:

Rethymnon is a Venetian beauty. A walk in the old town will convince you. The narrow, picturesque alleys and the wonderful breeze of the center will take you to other times. Of course, do not miss to eat in one of the wonderful restaurants of the area, shop in the shops of a Cretan souvenir and walk to the beach and the Venetian harbor. It goes without saying that you will not leave Rethymnon without seeing the fortress. Finally, make a visit to Mr. Giorgos’ traditional crust and cantaloupe leaf workshop to taste their delicacies.

Excursion outside Rethymnon:

If you want to get to know the places around Rethymnon, take a road trip and see Kournas Lake, Agios Antonios Gorge, Mount Kouroupas and the Kourtaliotiko gorge. Of course he left for the end the bridge of Preveli, the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos Preveli and the beach of Preveli with the palm trees.

What to eat – What to try:

We will offer you the classic ones such as calli’s, ewe, dako and stakes. Try xeropaganas and tomatoes even if you do not go to a Cretan wedding. Of course do not leave the island without drinking a raki. If you want to learn more about the Cretan specialties here.

Where to eat:

Traditional workshop of crust leaf and cataifa Giorgos Hatziparaschou. The traditional leaf wants love. And once we entered the traditional crust and cayafil leaf workshop of Mr. Giorgos, we felt instantly. Love for what she does and love for the shop that has so many years in the heart of Rethymno. Rethymnists are very fortunate to enjoy such tasty traditional dishes, everyday.

Where to stay:

Rimondi. Choose this beautiful boutique hotel for your stay and make your days in Rethymnon an unforgettable experience. Close a room at Rimondi.


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