Things to see and do - Réthymno
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Réthymno Travel guide
Réthymno : Michelin's recommendations
The traditional character of a Cretan town, a blend of Venetian and Turkish influences, is best preserved in Réthimnon, the third largest town on Crete after Herakleion and Haniá. The old districts provide a few hours of worthwhile strolling: here are very charming old Venetian and Turkish houses, mosques and churches, peaceful alleyways, as well as the little Venetian harbour dominated by its fortress. Crafts such as weaving and embroidery are of high quality and the Wine Festival in July attracts a big crowd.
Tourist attractions Réthymno : Things to see and do
With its narrow little streets, the old walled town of Rethymno possesses an undeniable Eastern charm. You enter by the Porta Guora, or Great Gate, the only remaining vestige of the original fortifications. There you will see the domed former Nerantz..
It is one of Crete's major monuments, partly due to its lofty site above wild gorges and partly due to its heroic role in the island's struggle for independence (1866). The monastery dates from the 15C. A shady terrace precedes a vaulted passageway g..
Markou Portaliou 26 GR - 74100 Réthymno Town
Only a few minutes by foot from the old town of Rethymno and very close to the sandy beach, this 4-star hotel provides comfortable accommodation in an excellent location. Guests can use the Theartemis Palace as a basis either to explore the archi..
13, Albert Schweitzer Street GR - 74100 Réthymno Town
The eco-friendly Bio Suites Hotel stands in a quiet location, only 50 metres from the sandy beach in Rethymnon and a 10-minute walk from the Venetian harbour. It offers spa and fitness facilities, 2 swimming pools and a 24-hour front desk. The 4-sta..
Sikelianou & Venizelou 52A’ GR - 74100 Réthymno Town
Located on the sandy beach of Rethymno and within a short walk from the Old Town, Aquila Porto Rethymno features 3 freshwater pools, a private beach and 2 restaurants. The hotel complex offers a variety of sports and leisure activities, such as massa..