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public advice for coronavirus

As the number of coronavirus cases in Greece rose health authorities called on people to stay at home and avoid exposure to potential infection.


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Rethymno Carnival is cancelled

Rethymno has canceled all its scheduled Carnival festivities


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Rethymno Carnival recycling program 'Every Can Counts'

     Contribute meaningfully to the "circular economy" during Rethymno Carnival ...


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Rethymno’s Carnival 2020

Rethymno’s Carnival 2020. Rethymno, through every event organized., expresses its unique identity; an identity that respects its long history & traditions.   ...


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Enjoy warm, peaceful and relaxing moments

      planning your vacations to avoid cold weather and escape the frigid temperatures,  Rethymno is the ideal place to warm up. ...


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Magical Christmas in Rethymno!

  This year something magical is happening in Rethymno!


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Municipal Garden of Rethymno

  The Municipal Garden of Rethymno is located right in the heart of Rethymno Town and is a true delight for visitors of all ages. ...


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Rethymno at SENIOR exhibition in Stockholmsmassan Sweden

 The Municipality of Rethymno had a strong presence in the Grekland Panorama and Senior Expo organized in Stockholm between 1-3 October.


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Rethymno, the ultimate Triathlon destination

Rethymno wrote its own history in triathlon! And the best is yet to come


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Rethymno's Carnival will start in:

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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.
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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


Rethymno Natour


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


Pilgrimage Tour

Pilgrimage Tour

Byzantine monasteries and churches with rare frescoes and inestimable icons


Active Tour

Active Tour

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


Enjoy a video with the upcoming event.


The World Cup draw took place and the participating nations, from across Europe, Asia, America, and Africa know now the teams which they will meet at the group stages, and the path that they will have to follow to progress to the final!

Greece is the leading team of Group A and is about to face Egypt, Latvia, Azerbaijan, and Mexico. The World Cup festivities will begin with a spectacular opening ceremony that will take place on Saturday 13 October @ 21:00.

Away from the football, there is going to be plenty of fall events to excite the spectators, who will be able to enjoy the gorgeous autumn sunshine on an Island that was voted as one of the top five tourist destinations on the planet. The build-up is already underway, the planning done and by October the excitement will be at fever pitch as Crete 2019 is ready to go!

Soccer lovers and volunteers in the Socca World Cup in Rethymno! Live one of the biggest sports events in Greece on the front-line! The Municipality of Rethymno launches the SOCCA World Cup volunteer program to help visitors and participants enjoy this unique event and make their stay in Rethymno unforgettable. Our goal is to ensure a unique and unforgettable experience for all volunteers in the tournament, running from12th to 20th of October 2019. It’s a unique opportunity for thousands of people from Greece and around the world to get involved in the SoccaWorld Cup 2019 and contribute to the success of this important event.

If you are interested to join our team, please send us an e-mail at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or call at (0030) 28310-40140 for more info. Play an active part in this great event. Become a volunteer!


Grab this unique opportunity to explore the city of Rethymno and enjoy Crete at its best! Meet the locals and live this unique experience of the genuine Cretan hospitality. You are welcome to be our honored guests! 

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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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