Rethymno museums reopen June 15

Museums in Rethymno are reopening to the public after being closed for almost three months during the coronovarius pandemic.

Rethymno Archeological museum
From Monday, June 15, 2020, the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno reopened as well as the Museum of Eleutherna, following the summer schedule 10:00 to 18:00, every day except Tuesday.


The Fortezza of Rethymno is open daily from 9.00 until 17.00. The Fortress visiting hours are scheduled to last till the end of June.

 Rethymno Arkadi

The Holy Monastery of Arkadi is open to the public from 9.00 until 19.00 and the opening hour for the Museum of Arkadi is 9.00 to 16.00.

Rethymno military museum

Military Museum at Chromonastiri village is open from Tuesday to Friday 9.00 to 15.00 and Sunday 10.00-14.00.

The Folklore Museum will open on July 10.

The museums will be operating at a significantly reduced visiting capacity to allow for social distancing.

In response to COVID-19 and implementing new procedures and policies to ensure the safety of visitors and staff,  current operational activities requirements are aligned with government health and safety recommendations.

The maximum safe occupancy number of visitors in the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is 24 people, while in the Museum of the Eleutherna are 56 people. In any case, a safety distance of 2m must be followed. For the groups, 8 people are allowed for the social distancing between visitors and the groups to comply with social gathering precautions. The group tours will be done exclusively with wireless portable systems (whisper systems), to avoid noise pollution and nuisance to other visitors.

Visitors are required to wear a mask or face-covering.

The entrance and the exit to museums employ floor sign -way flow.

Hand sanitizer are available at entrance and at the exit.

Untouched transactions are encouraged to be done using credit cards etc.