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Things to do While Visiting the City of Rethymno, Crete

Rethymno is one of the most beautiful towns in the island of Crete and one of the best preserved medieval cities in Greece.

The city still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Venetian harbour and the narrow streets.

The City of Rethymno in Crete Island
The City of Rethymno in Crete Island

It has a combination of the charm from the history, the architecture and a long sandy beach.

Things to do While Visiting the City of Rethymno

The following are some of the things to see in this city:

  • 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
  • Koumbes beach
The city Rethymno

Beaches in Rethymno

The beach has a number of hotels that stretches from the east end of Rethymnon, lapping up the coastal villages.

Rethymno, Crete

There are beautiful hotels and wide range of restaurants that make it an ideal destination for your holiday.

Rethymnon’s harbor

Rethymnon’s harbor area is a fine place with a great atmosphere for a drink or a meal at one of the many restaurants. Dining is one of the Rethymnon’s pleasures, preceded or followed by a drink at the old port.

The City of Rethymno, Crete

Our Experience from the City of Rethymno

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

As we walked through the alleys of the old town of Rethymnon,  it was evident that many building have preserved the Venetian, Turkish and Ottoman influences.

Rythymno Crete

We strolled to other places of great character which led us to the fortress and also to the Venetian lighthouse. The fortress dominates the city and makes Rethymnon very photogenic.

Our trip to this city ended up at numerous shops for souvenirs with many local products that are available.

You can not miss a visit to this city while in the island of Crete. Another reason for you to add this in to your bucket list!

A Travel Quote

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

Some Tips

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


Ancient Aptera of Crete
Ancient Aptera of Crete

A horse ride in Chania

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