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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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Enjoy the events and activities in the broader area of Rethymno that will offer you a holiday to remember! Enjoy a video        play

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Colorful ornaments, traditionally decorated boats adorn the streets and sparkling event is shortly coming up!

 

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The “Christmas Playground” will take place from the 22nd of December to the 3rd of January from 10:30 to 22:30, in the heart of the old city, at Mikrasiatonsquare, where the whole venue has a festive makeover. It will be a magical scene where little ones will meet the Santa and his helpers, take part in crafty activities and workshops and listen to Christmasfairytales.

 

Live music, choirsIMG_8741a.jpg, and bands will put you in the Christmas spirit and smiling people will be there for you, at the little wooden houses, to taste Christmasdelicacies and enjoy numerous activities and games!

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In the center of the city, there are plenty of shops to buy your Christmas presents and wonderful cafes and restaurants to spend an enjoyable day out.

Also, weekly outdoor markets provide a variety of authentic local products.

Have a Christmas holiday to remember, tasting local wine and traditional Cretan cuisine.

Grab the opportunity to visit Rethymno’s picturesque villages and live the experience of the Cretan hospitality that is offered all year round. New Christmas daily events are being added all the time, so keep an eye on our events list: https://www.rethymno.guide/events

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

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