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..
Ethnikis Andistasseos 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 ..
27 K. Giamboudaki Str. GR - 74100 Rethymno Town
Just steps away from the seafront, in the centre of Rethymnon, this modern hotel offers easy access to the entrance of the old town with its narrow streets, medieval castle and picturesque Venetian port. Its recently renovated facilities display fin..
Emmanouil Portaliou 26 GR - 74100 Rethymno 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..
Agnostou Stratioti sq. GR - 74100 Rethymno Town
Providing a privileged position near the vicinity’s attractions, this small but beautiful hotel features a special architectural structure and is conveniently located in the centre of Rethymnon, by the beach. Sun loungers and umbrellas are provided o..