The town of Rethymno is a place blessed with beauty, embraced by breathtaking mountains, the deep blue and part of the – Mediterranean – Aegean Sea, decorated with renaissance colors and inhabited by people known for their hospitality, honoring their ancestors and traditions. It is a place one falls in love at first sight and visitors are able to feel the positive vibes of the city from the very first moment, making them feel right at home.
Rethymno combines some rarely united features: the old town’s charm and history, with the proximity to a long sandy beach. Explore one of the best preserved medieval towns in Crete, and search for your fairy-tale romance in Rethymno. Venetian fortification works mingle harmonically with orthodox and catholic churches, mosques, majestic mansions of Venetian architecture, arches and cobbled paths which create a magical atmosphere, reminiscence of the city’s turbulent – yet glorious – past.
Venturing outside the town, some days you will visit dramatic gorges, monasteries, time-trodden villages with ancient churches, the south coast Libyan Sea and the spectacular mountains of Psiloritis and the Lefka Ori (White Mountains).