ALL YEAR ROUND
Rethymno for All
Rethymno is well known as an accessible city offering an infrastructure friendly to people with special needs.
Our goal is to improve the quality of life offered to everyone, resident or visitor, and at the same time to prevent the creation of segregation or exclusion. Rethymno offers a wide range of accessible holidays and leisure facilities for seniors and for those traveling with a disability.
People with special needs and their families will have memorable holidays in our city.
Rethymno is famous for its city beach with 10 Blue Flags that certify the cleanness and precise management of the beach. The 12 km beach is safe and fully organized, watched by lifeguards, and accessible to people with any form of disability.
Additionally, Rethymno offers a wide variety of hotels available to people with special needs, seniors, and their families.
Last but not least the city of Rethymno allows a big number of athletics activities from simple beach sports to sports that have been developed for seniors and people with special needs.
Visiting Rethymno gives the opportunity to all visitors to walk or cycle around the beautiful Old Town, shop at the local market, and experience the traditional culture. The renovation of Agnostou Sqr, Mikrasiaton Sqr, and the Municipal garden with the new playground gives the opportunity to adults and children with special needs to visit and enjoy all the services and activities have to offer.
Furthermore, the redevelopment of the city gives the chance to all people with special needs to explore the well preserved historical center and the archaeological sites and museums which are open all year round.
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- Safe and nice walking trails from other areas of the city, particularly with public transport and bus stops nearby.
- Direct access to almost all public pleasant places, but also many private spaces, such as hotels and restaurants, are characterized by the absence of physical barriers.
- The construction or renovation of outdoor public spaces and buildings respond to the specific needs of persons with reduced mobility (improvements of side-walks, slopes, presence of ramps, type of pavement, handrails, pedestrian crossings) and respond to the needs of people with diminished sensory capacity.
- Creating space easily travelled on foot or by bike through a dense network of attractive pedestrian pathways