Rethymno / Rethymnon - Crete island
Rethymno is a very beautiful city with a special character and a perfect tourist network. There is always a new "secret" for you to discover; fascinating and thrilling, breathtaking and enticing, or relaxing and educational, Crete in general, and Rethymno in particular, are a must for the contemporary world traveler.
Rethymno Holidays - Greece
Rethymno, is an incredible town of old and new, most well known for having one of the most beautiful Venetian harbors. Rethymno is charming city situated on the north coast of Crete, between Iraklion to the east and Chania to the west.
Rethymno has a rich and long history. The original town came be during 470-323 B.C. It began to flourish during the Venetian occupation from 1204, during which time it became an important port due to its excellent geographical position for trade with the rest of the Aegean and the Peloponnese, and with the Arab countries. It was during this period that the fortress and the defending walls were built, protecting the town from pirates. It was also during this period that the townspeople came to develop and embrace literature, painting, theater and architecture. This continued until 1646, when Rethymno was conquered by the Turks.
The old part of the city combines Venetian architecture, wonderfully interesting lanes and streets to stroll through, minarets, fountains, and, of course, the Venetian Port. While there, be sure to visit the Fortress Fortezza dating to 1573. Make a point of visiting also at sunset and wait until dark to view the walls and ramparts beautifully lit up along the coast.
Holidays in Rethymno - Crete island:
Rethymno is one of the most popular holiday destinations of Crete /Greece.
We offer to you our services and assistance for your Rethymno vacation, as well as to find the right accommodation (Hotels or apartments) or to plan an excursion or island tour through Rethymno's magnificent coasts and natur.
Places to visit
The ancient Rimondi Fountain, the Neratzes Mosque, the Archaeological Museum, the Loggia.