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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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The goal is to reach out to the senior Swedish travelers and promote travel services, hotels and great destinations in Greece, tailored for this important target market. The age group of 55+ is a much sought-after demographic group that has captured the attention of all major tourist destinations around the world, Greece is amongst the top loved ones for the educated Swedish traveler!

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With senior citizens (55 years old and over) representing around 25% of the European population, we feel that the contribution of senior citizens to the European tourism industry is significant and should be reinforced to face the challenge of seasonality, stimulating economic growth and jobs in our city. We acknowledge the importance of fostering transnational tourism activities by developing tourism off-season for seniors in Europe, a population group that includes individuals with both purchasing power and leisure time.

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Rethymno is a sustainable smart city that supports innovative solutions for age-friendly environments. We offer insights on Greek wellness traditions and practices which have scientifically been proven to improve longevity from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective throughout the entire year. With Crete being a significant contributor to 'The Mediterranean Diet,' this wellness component is highlighted with hands-on cooking classes and olive oil and spice workshops by local culinary establishments alongside local cooks, bakers, and chefs. One of the great advantages of Cretan cuisine is its simplicity, the purity of its flavors. Wild greens and pure olive oil constitute perhaps the greatest capital of Cretan cuisine. For visitors today, the exploration of Cretan traditional products is an additional journey of discovery and significant culinary experience.

Rethymno's vibrant community comes alive with so many representations of our decidedly different culture happenings.   Whether it's a musical performance from a local musician or an eco-friendly event, an exhibition at the numerous museums or at the Fortezza castle, Rethymno region's artistic characters is committed to sharing their craft and creating a one-of-a-kind experience for locals and visitors alike.

Explore downtown Rethymno as the streets and sidewalks are transformed into a creative hub filled with beauty, demonstrations, and performances. Local businesses and organizations host unique shop offers, performances and more creative projects to discover.

A variety of performances and programming for all ages and interests are scheduled throughout the coming months at venues like the House of Culture, Fortress, Municipal Garden and many more. Stay tuned at

Crete is also an island with enormous geological contradictions and special weather conditions that have formed unique landscapes, surprising the visitors and keeping senses constantly alert. In Rethymno inland, you can truly appreciate walks around nature, the wild beauty of its numerous gorges, as well as the flora and fauna which is abundant and will fascinate and inspire those who want to explore its treasures.

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Rethymno proudly promotes itself also as an ideal active destination. In October 2020 Rethymno will host the most important 50+ Gymnastics Festival: the Golden Age Gym Festival. This Festival is not only a week of recreation but offers also the possibility to all participants to improve their abilities, to discover new activities and sports and make new friendships! Come to live the Golden experience with us!



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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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