A wonderful wide and endless sandy beach, the preservable enchanting old city with the graphic small narrow alleys with beautiful old houses, the mosques and the minarets, the old Venetian harbor with the lighthouse, the Venetian castle that dominates in the city, the palm trees along the waterfront, the special warmth and hospitality of the people, make Rethymno one of the most dear destinations in Greece. Rethymno is a city that can boast that it still maintains its physiognomy and old beauty. The new city, that was developed afterwards 1975, with nice four-floor buildings and very good structure has supplemented the enchanting picture of the town.
Rethymno is surrounded in the north by the sea and in the south by mountains and hills. The visitor can combine the mountain with the sea, in landscapes that change constantly: to enjoy crystal beaches, to walk in virgin small gorges, to explore small caverns, to visit historical monasteries, churches and unknown archaeological spaces, graphic hamlets with still hospitable persons.
During the last 45 years Rethymno has been developed with the foundation of the University and the growth of tourism. With the help of roughly 5.000 students in the winter and thousands of tourists in the summertime, an alive nightlife exists, with a lot of possibilities for entertainment.
In the following pages you can find useful information about Rethymno. It is our little guide, from our local experience, about the town of Rethymno, with things you might want to know and sights you could visit.
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