Welcome to Rethymno, a pleasant surprise for visitors...

Welcome to Rethymno, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Crete.


Between “Lefka Ori” (White Mountains) and “Psiloritis” (Idi) there is Rethimno’s department full of rocky landscapes, wonderful coasts, Cretan lyre’s melodies, caves ,historical monasteries, traditional mountainous villages and luxurious hotels. It is the most mountainous and outlandish area of Crete. Rethimno’s city is one of the most well-preserved medieval cities which combines mountainous beauty with a boundless crystal sea. It is located on the ruins of the ancient city Rithimna or Rethimna.

With no doubt, Rethimno’s symbol next to the graphic venetian port, is Fortetza, the venetian castle at Palaiokastro hill that Venetians built in order to embattle in a better way the city in 1574. Discover the city’s past beginning from Arkadiou street and continue with the historical center admiring unique monuments, special samples of venetian architecture.

Rethimno’s city is a surprise for visitors providing activities like hiking along the city, where you see old side streets with wooden balconies, high minarets, remnants from the Turkish period but also old venetian manor houses from Venetian period.

On the east side of the commercial port there is the beginning of a boundless and organized sandy beach,20 km long, where everyone can swim.Interesting Venetian monuments that everyone can admire is “Arimonti’s fountain” and “Venetian Lotzia”.


Welcome to Rethymno, one of the best preserved medieval cities.

Once you walk through the narrow and picturesque alleys, visit the fortress of Fortezza, do not forget to take a look at the local stores where you can find and buy anything you want.

Luxury furs you can find in store at 32 Arkadiou street, in store Royal Shopping at Adelianos Kampos, also in store Dolce Exclusive at 47 Arkadiou street, and Royal City at 34 Arkadiou street.

Italian Restaurant - pizza, IL Pagliaccio, at 64, Sof. Venizelou street.

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You can taste Greek and Cretan cuisine, in a special place at rethymnon old town, at the restaurant, Castelo, 24, Radamanthous street.

Religious objects, jewelleries and watches can be found in store GEM, your chic destination at 45, Arkadiou street.

Floral studio design, Eleni Zempili, at 109, I. Kountouriotou street.

Tattoo, permanent make up tattoo, body piercing, accessories at ARtattoo & body piercing, at 1, Govatzidaki street, Old Town, close to guora gate .

Pastry shop, The Cream Society, at 53, Moatsou street.

Women’s fashion, famous brands, can be found at store Marita, 25, Varda Kallergi street.

Construction & real estate for sale, rental properties you can contact Kreta Eiendom S.A., 1, Arkadiou street , prices from 181.496€ with sea view.

Looking for perfumes, similar to the branded except the prices, visit Maison de la perfumerie, at 4, Varda Kallergi street.

All about women’s fashion, can be found in store Lucifair, The art of Elegance, at 16, Kountourioti street.

Mens fashion can be found in store Prestige, 16, Kountourioti street.

Manicure, pedicure, depilation, massage and facial therapies, The Queens, at 32, Moatsou street.

For watches, toys, gifts, souvenirs, mobile cases & accessories go at Secret, shopping therapy at 180, Arkadiou street.

Famous brands of opticals and contact lenses can be found in store Optics Pela Stefanoudaki - Gasparaki, at 63, Kountouriotou Avenue.

A wide variety of traditional products such as oil, honey, ouzo, raki, wine, cosmetics and Cretan herbs can be found in store Traditionaly Herbs, 49, Ethnikis Antistaseos street.

Leather goods, bags, belts, wallet, travel accessories at Antilope, with one shop at 54, Titou Petichaki street and a second at 12, Palaiologou street.

Come and find your bike to rent at Samiotis, 65, Pachla Emmanouil street.

Traditional Cretan homemade food, international food, children’s menu, playground in tavern Klimataria, at 31, Machis Kritis street Missiria .

Taste the Cretan cuisine and fresh fish, with magnificient view, in tavern Zambia, 20, Stamathioudaki street.

The ideal “meating” place, at the heart of the old city in a beautiful garden, Restaurant Alana, at 15, Salaminos street. Enjoy Cretan cuisine.

At the entrance of the old venetian harbour, taste fish cuisine, in seafood Restaurant Remezzo, at 2, Nearchou street.

In the heart of Rethymno and by the sea, restaurant, café, cocktail and shisha bar, Ce’ la Vi at 11, Eleftheriou Venizelou street.

Wooden sunbeds, pool, water slides, children’s playground, vip gazebos, restaurant, cafe, coctail bar, snacks, water sports, parties, at Baja Beach Club at 12, Chiou street, Platanias. Summer best choise in Rethymno..

The exclusive restaurant for the famous Antikristo, Melina Café Restaurant, at Chimaras and Katechaki street Fortezza entrance .

All our food is fresh and homemade. We serve high quality for low prices in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere, Petite fleur bistro bar, at 36, Eleftheriou Venizelou street.

16 years close to you, Pizza Di Napoli restaurant, at Mahis Potamon & Eleftherias street, Kallithea..

Also for pizzeria - italian restaurant, you can visit Toscana Trattoria, at 252, Arkadiou street.

For breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee, or take away, visit Fos Fanari, at 31, Moatsou & Kondylaki street.

Located in the center of Rethymnon Old Town, Studios and Apartments Makri Steno, 56, Nikiforou Foka street a few minutes away from the beach.

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