Rethymnon, a meander of unique beauty, tradition, and history!
Welcome to Rethymnon, where old-world charm meets modern allure. Explore the captivating old city, framed by the majestic Fortetsa Castle, and stroll through alleys lined with Venetian mansions, each concealing untold stories shared generously by the locals over appetizers and raki, accompanied by merry Mantinades.Rethymnon stands as one of Europe's best-preserved Renaissance settlements, offering countless undiscovered corners and captivating museums for a delightful time travel experience.
Immerse yourself in the beauty and grandeur of this enchanting destination, creating cherished memories and uncovering hidden treasures.Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culinary adventurer, or a lover of picturesque landscapes, Rethymnon promises an unforgettable experience. Embrace the harmony of old and new, and let this captivating town in Crete leave an indelible mark on your heart.
Try and enjoy the cuisine in Rethymnon
Of course, a visit is not complete, if one does not taste the famous local cuisine: Eggs with Staka, Cretan kalitsounia, lamb with aromatic wild radishes, Dakos, Fried snails, Xerotigana, mullet, Graviera (the local cheese), grilled goat or unbeatable seafood and fish - unique ingredients for delicious sea urchin salads or divine fish soups! Cretan delicacies are wonderfully accompanied by Marouvas the deep red wine of Crete, or an iced Tiskoudia (Cretan Raki).
Best time to visit Rethymnon
Crete is an ideal destination for all seasons. With sunshine most months of the year, the unique island attracts tourists beyond the typical summer tourist season.
How to use transportation in Rethymnon
Airport/port transfer options
Rethymnon can be reached by plane via Chania or Heraklion airports.
Chania Airport is located 15 km outside of Chania. From there the visitor travelling to Rethymno may use the KTEL Buses from Chania main Terminal (distance 60kms. Duration approx. 01 hour)
From Heraklion Airport is located only 3 km from the centre of the city, Visitor travelling to Rethymno may use KTEL Buses (distance 80kms. Duration approx. 01 hour and 30 minutes)
Taxis are available in both Airports
Via Chania and Heraklion Port. In summer there is a direct connection to Rethymnon from the port of Rafina (East Attica)
Public Buses, KTEL Buses are available in Rethymnon town.
We do recommend a Car or a Motorbike Rental.