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 Xenia at 32 Arkadiou Str., in store Royal Shopping at Adelianos Kampos, also in store Dolce Exclusive at 47 Arkadiou Str., and Royal City at 34 Arkadiou Str.

Clothes and accessories, 100% natural, cotton, silk, linen, ramie, The Earth Collection, 49 Arkadiou Str.

Women’s only, clothing and accessories, can be found in store Lucifair, 16 Kountourioti Str.

Men’s fashion can be found in store Prestige, 16 Kountourioti Str.

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

Gold, silver and watches, on the seafront of Rethymnon you will find a jewellery shop called Memories, at 50 Sof. Venizelou Str.

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 Str.

The best choice for your holiday gifts, GreekHorizons (wide range of quality products), with two shopping points, one at 33 Souliou Str. and second at Adelianos Kampos, or see more products at e-shop

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

Beauty and cosmetics products, at the best prices, can be found in Department stores Hondos Center 23 Kountourioti Av.

Shopping therapy for your holidays Kouros Store, at Adelianos Kampos, clothing, shoes, accessories, ceramics, souvenirs, super market etc.

Jewellery, cosmetics, toys and gifts, Euro1 Shop, at 145 Arkadiou Str. or at 17 Igoumenou Gavriil Str.

Pharmacy George Tsaoulis at 36 Moatsou Str. for cosmetics and beauty products, food supplements, organic and natural products.

Construction & real estate for sale, rental properties you can contact Kreta Eiendom S.A., 1 Arkadiou Str., price from 140.707 € with sea view.

Combine your stay with exciting games & activities for you & your children, we recommend, Evelin Divers, 17 Samos Str. Platanes, getting wet is only half fun, for unique guided dives.

You might want to rent a car, bike, quad, bike with free delivery to your hotel, Auto Moto Sport at 48 Sofokli Venizelou Str.

Coffee, wine, beer, hot food and snacks, Cafe Bar Plateia at 7 Agnostou Stratioti Sqr.

The best coffee house in town, with coffee speciality Espresso Bar 77 at 77 Kountourioti Ave. or call for delivery. Taste famous El Rey coffee.

The art of coffee in your cup at My Mini Cafe, at 42 El. Venizelou Str., cocktail, ice cream, breakfast, spirit drinks and more.

Grill, and pizza in restaurant Kokkinos, Unknown Soldier Square.

Taste the Cretan cuisine and fresh fish in tavern Zambia, 20 Stamathioudaki Str.

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

The exclusive restaurant for the famous Antikristo, Melina Cafe restaurant, at Chimaras and Katechaki Str. fortezza entrance.

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

Traditional Cretan homemade food, international food, children’s menu, playground, in tavern Klimataria, 31 Machis Kritis Str. Misiria.

International and Greek traditional cuisine with live music in Pantelis Restaurant, at Sfakaki, open from 10,00 to 24,00.

Italian restaurant, Toscana Trattoria, 252 Arkadiou Str.

Also Il Pagliaccio Italian Restaurant at 64 Sof. Venizelou Str.

Greek and Cretan cuisine in a rustic lemon tree garden, in restaurant - cafe Lemonokipos, 100 Ethnikis Antistaseos Str.

Cocktail bar and NRG Club, recommended by all travel agencies, The Dome, at 20 Salaminos Str., the No 1 club in the city.

Rethimno s biggest organized beach, vip gazepos, water slides, children’s area, restaurant, bar, party’s at Baja Beach Club, 12 Chiou Str., Platanias.

For your staying we recommend the elegant beach hotel Steris, at 1 Konstantinoupoleos Str.

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

Evelin Hotel - Apartment, with pool, 17 Samou Str. Platanes.

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