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The Carnival of Rethymno is a cultural event of creativity organized by the Municipality of Rethymno along with the valuable support of numerous volunteers. Every year during the Carnival, Rethymnians, as well as visitors participate in the famous Rethymno Carnival. Over 12.000 people participate with more than 25 floats that parade through the main streets of Rethymno. Every Fall one can watch the beginning of preparations for the forthcoming Carnival. It is a creative opportunity to visit many carnival teams getting prepared by making their floats and costumes. Rethymno, through its Carnival, projects the special identity of the local population and its long history throughout the centuries, highlights the rich tradition of the town and attracts thousands of visitors from all over Greece and the rest of the world each year.

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.
Rethymno Guide       visitgreece2
small map of Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
Department of Tourism
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  +30 28310 21459
  +30 28310 21459
  21 El. Venizelou Str, 74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

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