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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.

14-03-2020

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Rethymno Carnival is cancelled

Rethymno has canceled all its scheduled Carnival festivities

28-02-2020

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Rethymno Carnival recycling program 'Every Can Counts'

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

25-02-2020

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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.   ...

28-01-2020

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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. ...

22-01-2020

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Magical Christmas in Rethymno!

  This year something magical is happening in Rethymno!

19-12-2019

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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. ...

30-10-2019

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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.

08-10-2019

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Rethymno, the ultimate Triathlon destination

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

07-10-2019

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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

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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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An ideal spot for a day out with your family, a meeting point for locals, the public garden provides all basic amenities required by its visitors. Perfectly suited for children, the garden with its colorful playground is not just a fun experience, but a learning one as well.

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Bringing the flora and fauna of the magnificent island of Crete into the heart of the city, the public garden will make sure you escape the bustle of the town when you visit it.

Nature lovers but also those who like quiet places for walking in the town will love it.

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One of the biggest attractions of the public garden is the Cretan Diet Festival organized every July. It lasts for one week and takes place every summer, attracting a lot of visitors.

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The Municipal Garden of Rethymno is considered particularly special since it is home to rare plant species, it is also used as an exercise place and hosts many cultural events.

Dr Patrick Griffith Rethymno municipal garden 9

Last week Dr. Patrick Griffith, director of the Montgomery Botanical Center of Florida, USA, along with Stergio Pirintso Department of Biology, University of Crete, visited the Municipal Garden of Rethymno in the framework of a research collaboration with the Botanical Garden of the University of Crete. He was much impressed by its architecture and the plethora of herbs and wild greens to be found there.

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Awaken your senses and get closer to nature in the heart of Rethymno city.

 

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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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