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
GR - Platanés
One of Crete's major monuments, sited above a wild gorge, the monastery played a heroic part in the struggle for independence (1866). Still home to monks, the monastery was founded in the 11C. A shady terrace precedes a vaulted passageway giving acce..
GR - 741 00 Réthymno
One enters the old walled town of Réthymno through a late-16C Venetian gate. A slim minaret there marks the site of the domed former Nerandzé Mosque, as well as two Venetian monuments: the monumental Rimondi Fountain (1629) with its three Corinthian ..
Papanastasiou 18 GR - 74100 Réthymno Town
Kriti Beach Hotel lies right by a Blue Flag beach of Rethymnon, and a 5-minute walk from the Venetian Harbour. It features a heated pool, sauna and steam room and serves certified Greek breakfast in the morning. Each elegantly decorated room at Krit..
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..
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..