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Best City Awards 2018

  Rethymno, a city of sustainable mobility. Recognized for its excellence in providing all the initiatives

05-12-2018

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destination wedding agreement between Rethymno and Wenzhou

     Rethymno Tourism Board teams up with Wenzhou in order to attract Chinese visitors and boost young couples traveling to Crete ...

21-11-2018

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Rethymno - World Tourism Day 2018

World Tourism Day "Tourism and the Digital Transformation"

28-09-2018

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Cretan Wine Week

Rethymno, 23-29 September 2018 A week full of Cretan wines, flavors and more

25-09-2018

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Cretan wines

Annual wine harvest has started With the annual grape harvest underway, this might be a good time to enjoy a glass of Cretan wine. 

21-09-2018

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Caretta caretta loggerhead sea turtle "Maria" returned to her natural environment

An act of environmental sensitivity and ecological significance.

09-09-2018

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Shop your way to the historic center

Search for one-of-a-kind gifts, kind jewelry, and other unusual items while enjoying a healthy dose of history in Rethymno's shopping districts.

05-09-2018

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Water Conservation campaign

Comic  for water conservation in a fun and engaging way

22-08-2018

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What about a sea turtle nest excavation ?

Witnessing a baby turtle during that magical moment of excavation is a joyful experience

01-08-2018

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What's Hot

  • The Carnival of Rethymno is a cultural event of creativity organized by the Municipality of Rethymno along with the valuable support of numerous volunteers.
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  • The Municipality of Rethymno revives one of its oldest cultural institutions, “The Cretan Diet Festival”. The events are clearly oriented to the promotion of awarded Cretan products, especially the local wine.
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  • The Renaissance Festival counts a long time of presence and continues to blend integrity and durability. It celebrates the period of Cretan Renaissance and attempts to revive it by a series of cultural activities.
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  • Spring weather is ideal for active visitors. Discover inland secrets and the wide variety of flora and fauna, by visiting gorges, mountainous villages, hiking trails, etc. Rethymno is a paradise for numerous excursions.
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  • Rethymno is an ideal destination not only for those who seek relaxation and to enjoy a holiday within an ultramodern infrastructure, but also for those who thirst for action, adventure and exploration, and above all seek contact with nature. Rethymno is the perfect fall escape.
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What To See and Do

Culture Tour

Culture Tour

From the Venetian historic center to the archaeological treasures of its Prefecture

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Rethymno Natour

Natour

Rethymno, has an amazing variety of flora, fauna & an amazing landscape to discover

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Pilgrimage Tour

Pilgrimage Tour

Byzantine monasteries and churches with rare frescoes and inestimable icons

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Active Tour

Active Tour

Imposing gorges, large number of caves, lush valleys, incredible beaches

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Plan your Visit

Cruises

Ideal Location for your next Cruise stop

Maps

Feel free to get your free City & Broader area Map of Rethymno

Leaflets

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City of Rethymno

Rethymno’s timeless attractions and diverse landscapes, city architecture, museums, archaeological sites, endless sandy beaches and escapes to nearby villages will reward you with a rich cultural yet relaxed experience all year round. Step off of the beaten path into the untouched Greece of the past. Cultural pride and natural beauty – Rethymno offers the best of both.

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Department of Tourism
  tourism (@) rethymno.gr
  +30 28310 21459
  +30 28310 21459
  20 El. Venizelou Str, 74100, Rethymno

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