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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


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Crete gained a prominent position in multisport events with ISOMAN presented by G-TRIMORE M.T. Rethymno! Crete and more specifically the historic and beautiful Rethymno wrote its own history in triathlon.

Between September 27-29 2019 the Municipality of Rethymno, the Region of Crete and TRIMORE - XTERRA Greece - ISOMAN Hellas, co-organized with great success and offered to the athletes and the visitors of our town a unique sports and leisure experience!

Sports, entertainment, culture, and tourism got together in an event that aspires to become an institution of national and international fame.

Triathletes, swimmers, runners and sports fans of all ages and levels, along with their families, lived unforgettable moments in the dynamic arena of Rethymno. Furthermore, they all had the chance to appreciate the unique charm and hospitality of Crete.

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A new institution was born

“When joining forces with active citizens the benefits for the city are great”, said Mr. George Marinakis, Mayor of Rethymno. “Rethymno is a multi-thematic tourism destination for “high-end” visitors. I am happy that a very well organized event was held by the organizers in our city, with the valuable support from volunteers, authorities and city officials. The weather was also on our side! In this beautiful city, the athletes ran, cycled and swam into the clear waters of Rethymno beach. I hope to have again this unique opportunity to host such a great event in our city and this event to become an institution gaining more and more participants every year! "

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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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