Rethymnon, a meander of unique beauty, tradition, and history!
Both the old and the modern town of Rethymnon, are a feast of charm and unforgettable images. A walk in the old city, framed by the castle of Fortetsa, will be unforgettable. Visit the Venetian port and explore the alleys with the beautiful Venetian mansions that all have a story to tell you. A story that only the locals know but they generously share at a table with appetizers and raki, with a gurgling laugh and endless Mantinades.
Beautiful and imposing, Rethymnon remains one of the most well-preserved renaissance settlements in Europe with countless corners waiting to be discovered and several museums to visit and make a wonderful time travel.
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.