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 street., in store Royal Shopping, at Adelianos Kampos, also in store Dolce Exclusive, at 47 Arkadiou street, Royal City, at 34 Arkadiou street, and Eliza Furs, at Mpali.

The number 1 Greek perfume shop, scent 100% like the originals from the highest quality essence only from 7€, visit Maison de la perfumerie, at 4, Varda Kallergi street.

Exclusive Kids Fashion can be found at Lapin House, 48, Kountourioti Avenue. Please ask for the 2019 winter collection.

Photography, video for wedding, baptism or any other event, aerial photography etc, Photo Rethymno, at 20, Sofokli Venizelou street.

Jewellery, watches and fashion accessories, from a Greek brand with over 25 year's experience, Oxette -

Ristorante Pagliaccio, since 1989, at 64, Sofokli Venizelou street. It's prime position on Rethymno beach road makes it the perfect setting for a wonderful dining experience. You'll be spoilt for choice with our homemade Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Sunglasses, prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses can be found in optical stores Palafouti, at 37, Arkadiou street, and at outlet store at 51, Arkadiou street. Eye test for free. Global blue Tax Free.

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

Some things you can only find in Greece, Alfa Beer, the Hellenic Lager, enjoy responsibly.

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

Thousands gift ideas, press, books, drinks, jewels, luggage, cobalt art, beach accessories, towels, toys, slippers, souvenirs, clothes, etc in Apostolakis Store, since 1985, at 192, Machis Kritis street.

Enjoy frozen yogurt and more, milkshake, smooothie, parfait, coffee, fresh juice etc in Yaourtaki, at 1, Ari Velouchioti street.

Buy anything you want for your daily needs in Super Market. at 2, Sofokli Venizelou street. Also find Fishing equipment, accessories (+302831052113) and Fishing boats (+306907557815) at 31, Papandreou G. street.

For Men's, Women's and Children's underwear, beachwear and lingerie, visit Minerva at 94, Arkadiou 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.

Women's fashion, can be found at store Nelli alta moda, salon der mode, at 32, Victoros Ougo street. & Gerakari street.

Women's fashion and accessories, can be found in store So Simple Fashion, at 88, Arkadiou 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.

Manicure, spa pedicure, waxing, full body massage and feet massage in Rethymno Relax Fish Spa, at 2, Ari Velouchioti street.

Handmade leather goods can be found in Karras workshop, since 1971, at 46, Varda Kallergi street.

The ideal “meating” place, at the heart of the old city in a beautiful garden, a modern restaurant, in an atmospheric and relaxing environment, reinterprets traditional Cretan and Greek cuisine, Restaurant Alana, is ready to welcome you, at 15, Salaminos street.

At the entrance of the old Venetian harbour, facing towards the old lighthouse, excellent food, pleasant staff and reasonable prices, you will find Remezzo Seafood Restaurant, at 2, Nearchou street.

Three unique buildings accommodate an innovative Cretan cuisine restaurant, a fusion enoteca bar, a Cretan meze place, a deli shop and a boutique historic all-suites hotel. Enjoy memorable hospitality and amazing meals based on authentic Cretan recipes, prepared with care and love in Avli, at 17,Radamanthios street., Old town. Join our wine tastings and cooking classes!

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

Enjoy Cretan breakfast, cretan soft drinks, beer, tsipouro, raki, meze in Kafeneio Halisiko, at 26, Tzane Mpouniali street.

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

International and Greek tradinional cuisine in Pantelis Restaurant, at Sfakaki. Also you can enjoy your coffee, snack etc. Ask for live music events. Visit our Super Market for your shopping.

Tasteful traditional cuisine is served in family restaurant Adriatic, at 6, Sofokli Venizelou street.

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

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

Cretan traditional cuisine, with beautiful atmosphere in mezedopolio - taverna Kapilio, at 7, Xanthoudidou street. Old Town.

Looking for transfer services from airport to your hotel and backwards, daily excursions, private tours, santorini day cruise, activities, modern or traditional villas, visit Travel Path, at 65, Gerakari street.

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