Unique historic town

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on 11 Dec 2011

Category: Rethymno Town

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As much as I love Crete from the people to their whole way of life, I have to say that Rethymnon Town is definitely the winner. I was there two years ago visiting a friend, I stayed for a week only to realize that this is the perfect place to stay. The town is loud, actually vibrant is the right word to say with quiet alleys and picturesque corners. At the center, you will see plenty of Venetian buildings and traditional stone houses in the wider area, beautiful taverns hidden in the corner streets and local shops with unique atmosphere.

Strolling down the streets of the old town in the evening was very relaxing, we heard local people playing the lyra and others singing, one of the most unique aspects of the Cretans. The town has vivid nightlife, bars and clubs are found at the center. For food, I recommend the Lemon Tree Garden, a terrific tavern with beautiful surrounding and authentic Cretan recipes. Don't miss to visit the scenic beaches of Panormos and Agios Pavlos.

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