The town of Rethymno combines an old time aristocratic appearance with a modern aspect, captivating all visitors with its traditional layout and rich cultural heritage.
The old town, built around the impressive Venetian fortress Fortezza, retains its elegance and unique architecture with the arches, the beautiful churches and the Turkish fountains.
The modern town of Rethymno offers a vast range of tourist facilities and lies around the natural bay. There you will find many seaside taverns, restaurants and local shops on the busy waterfront. Rethymno boasts of a lovely, very well organized beach with golden sand and crystal clear shallow waters.
In the heart of the town lies the picturesque Venetian port, the most romantic spot in Rethymno.
The most important sightseeings that visitors shall visit in Rethymno is the Municipal Garden, the Mosques, the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian fortress that dominates the town.