Rethymnon is the third largest town in Crete with about 25.000 inhabitants. A charming and traditional town and also the capital of the Rethymnon prefecture. The visitor gets impressed by the rare nature of the town. The Venetian and turkish monuments, the old traditional houses and neighborhoods, everything makes clear the long history of Rethymnon. A modern town from many aspects that combines today facilities and the atmosphere of centuries ago. For start take a tour to Fortezza and the Venetian monuments. Visit the remarkable Byzantine churches of Agios Fragiskos, Maria Magdalini and Agia Barbara, the Mastaba area and the port and breath the air of another era, lost some centuries ago.
The nearby beaches are magnificent. The beach of Rethymnon and of Episkopi west of the town worth the visit. Finaly Rethymnon is well known for its nightlife. Taverns, live cretan music, bars, you choose...
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