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Rethymno is one of the beautiful towns on Crete Island.

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This city still has a combination of old buildings, narrow streets, an old harbor, and a long sandy beach. The following are the top things to do in this city:

✦ 1. Historical Sites

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The following are some of the historical sites that you can not miss out on:

  • Fortezza of Rethymno
  • Rimondi Fountain
  • Archaeological Museum of Rethymno
  • Municipal Garden
  • Port Rethymno
  • The Egyptian Lighthouse
  • The Ecclesiastical Museum
  • Catholic Church St. Anthony’s Of Padua

✦ 2. Beaches in Rethymno, Crete


There are several beaches that are located in this city. For instance: the Kalypso Beach, Bali Beach, Ammoudi Beach, and many more. These beaches are all great and have the sun lounges and they are not far from the restaurants.

Besides, there is a wide range of resorts and hotels that are located along these beaches. This combined with great Mediterranean weather makes this city outstanding.

✦ 3. Rethymno’s harbor in Crete

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This is the most beautiful place in this city. There are many restaurants in the area. And having a meal or a drink in one of these restaurants is one of the city’s top things to do.

✦ 4. A Stroll in Rethymno

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While in this city, explore the waterfront and all the streets behind it.

A walk through the old town of Rethymnon,  it is evident that many of the buildings still have the Venetian, Turkish and Ottoman influences.

The stroll will lead to the Venetian fortress and the lighthouse. This is also one of the most beautiful parts of this city.

The best way to finalize the walk in this city is by the shopping street. Here, there are numerous shops that sell local products.

Last but not least, you can not miss a visit to this city while on the island of Crete.

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Some Tips For Rethymno, Crete

  • From Rethymnon port, you can do a day trip to the island of Santorini
  •  Hire a car to explore a little bit more