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Réthymno Interesting : 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.

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Tourist attractions Réthymno : Things to see and do

  • Réthymno's Old Town Recommended Recommended

    GR - 741 00 Réthymno

    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..

  • Monastery of Arkadi Recommended Recommended

    GR - Platanés

    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..

  • On Paleokastro hill, the citadel forms a stone crown with a 1 300m diameter. It commands the whole town, and the splendid panoramic view takes in the sea and mountains. Built between 1573 and 1580, its served as a refuge to inhabitants during the sie..

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Hotels Réthymno

  • Poseidon Hotel

    Sof. Venizelou 61 GR - 74100 Réthymno Town

    Hotel Poseidon is situated right across Rethymnon’s sandy beach. It offers a large patio with views of the sea, soundproofed rooms and free Wi-Fi. The Poseidon provides spacious, renovated rooms with private bathrooms. Most rooms have a private balc..

  • Theartemis Palace

    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..

  • Olympic Palladium Three stars Three stars Three stars

    42 Themistokli Moatsou Str. GR - 74100 Réthymno Town

    Prix Prices from : 37 €

    With a privileged central position in the beautiful city of Rethymnon, this hotel is situated 300 metres from the beach with the entire city accessible in minutes via public transport. Nearby are the old town, Fortezza Venetian Castle, Venetian Po..

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