Attractions in Rethymno

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Old Town

Fortezza Fortress

Built on Paleokastro hill, above the west part of Rethymno city, the Venetian Fortezza fortress has been protecting the city since 1573, when it was created...

Old Port

Venetian Port

One of the "stars" in Rethymno and its most vibrant part, the Venetian Port -a point of reference mostly for visitors- is ideal for taking pictures, a...

Preveli

Holy Monastery of Preveli

In the south part of the prefecture, about 37km from Rethymno city, you will come across the Monastery of Preveli in a beautiful location at the west side of...

Old Port

Old Town

Rethymno Old Town is one of the best-preserved Renaissance towns, and it is a point of reference for visitors as well as locals. It combines Venetian...

Arkadi

Holy Monastery of Arkadi

One of the most important sights in the whole of Crete is the Holy Monastery of Arkadi, located about 25km southeast of Rethymno city centre, at Amnatos...

Old Town

Rimondi Fountain

In the heart of Rethymno Old Town and a point of reference in the district, Rimondi Fountain was built by the Venetian commander (rector) Alvise Rimondi,...

Town

Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, in Rethymno city centre, opened in 2009, and it is a modern museum of 1,000 m² with a collection of about 650 exhibits.

Old Town

Neratze Mosque

Also known as Conservatoire (due to its present use), Neratze Mosque is one of the most impressive and well-preserved monuments in Retymno Old Town,...

Old Town

Historical and Folklore Museum

In a Venetian, listed building dating back to the 17th century (an example of an urban residence of the last phase of the Venetian rule), at Rethymno Old...

Argiroupoli

Argyroupoli Springs

About 30km southwest of Rethymno city you will come across Argyroupoli, a village located at an altitude of 260m, at the spot where Ancient Lappa used to be.

Armenoi

Nekropolis of Armenoi

9km from Rethymno city, you will come across the Nekropolis of Armenoi, the biggest excavated cemetery of Post-Minoan III A-B period. Excavations started in...

Old Town

Kara Mousha Pasha Mosque

Near Iroon square, at the intersection of Arkadiou street and Ougo street, you will come across Kara Mousha Pasha mosque. This is a building that used to be...

Maroulas

Maroulas

Maroulas is a traditional village located about 10km southeast of Rethymno city centre. It dates back to the 13th century A.D, and it has been characterised...

Anogeia

Anogeia

One of the most famous villages in the prefecture, Anogeia is located in the north part of Rethymno, 55km from the city centre (1hr 10- minute drive). It is...

Old Port

Lighthouse

The Egyptian lighthouse in Rethymno was created in the 1830s during the Egyptian rule of Mehmet Ali, after Crete was turned over to the Egyptians by the Turks.

Town

Monastery of Agia Eirini

5km north of Rethymno city, at the foot of Mount Vrysina, you will come across the Monastery of Agia Eirini – easily accessible from the city centre– built...

Old Town

Loggia

At the intersection of Arakdiou street and Paleologou street, in Rethymno Old Town, the Loggia is one of those buildings that you will see many times as you...

Old Town

St. Francis Church

St. Francis church, in the heart of Old Town at Mikrasiaton square, is one of the most important sights in Rethymno, as it used to be the main church of the...

Chromonastiri 

Prinaris Mill

Prinaris Mill is a culture venue at Chromonastiri village, created by Michail Prinarakis and his wide Aggeliki. It is housed in an early 18th century...

Old Town

Archaeological Museum of Rethymno

Right by the Fortezza main gate, you will come across the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno that opened in 1991. It will give you the chance to get a good...

Zoniana

Zoniana

A village in the Mylopotamos area, at the north part of the foot of Psiloritis, Zoniana is located at an altitude of 64m, 52km (1-hour drive) from Rethymno...