Things To See And Do In Town
Map Of Town, Rethymno
Hotels in Town
Crete’s most relaxing resort hotel awaits you, right on the promenade of Rethymnon and just above the sandy beach. Find gourmet creations from the Cretan & Mediterranean cuisine, hot and cold dishes, pastries and cakes… Relax and swim around the beach, in front of the hotel or choose one of the three swimming pools, specially designed for you.
Achillion Palace is a modern four-star hotel that combines harmoniously the highest accommodation standards with traditional Cretan hospitality. Located just steps away from the seafront, very close to the entrance to the old settlement; it features 72 spacious rooms with balconies overlooking the sea or the lush interior garden. Its’ recently renovated facilities display finesse and discreet luxury, while the well-trained staff, obliging and remarkably professional, provides immaculate service round the clock.
Reviews of Town, Rethymno
olli.lampinen 19 Sep 2012Great historical monumentI visited the Venetian Fortress in Rethymno at date 10.04.2012 together with my wife. The Fortezza is built close to the sea on a low hill. The name of the hill is Paleokastro, which means old castle. This Fortezza was built between 1540 and 1570 by the Venetian maritime power as a bulwark against Turkish pirates. The Old Fortress is a significant historical monument. It shows the difference over centuries. This beautiful Fortress is a fusion of medieval European and Moorish architecture. The Fortezza is visible from every part of the Old Town and in the nights with lights it is very fine. Inside of the Fortezza we saw Venetian walls, Turkish mosques and Greek churches. The view is amazing. It is very pretty and impressive to all different directions. Our visit to this historical place was very interesting. If you visit Rethymno, go to this place you will like it.
olli.lampinen 14 Sep 2012Fine city much historyI have visited Crete 12 times and have always been living in the nice city of Rethymno. My last visit, together with my wife, was in April 2012. The city is full of beautiful buildings and there is a unique and attractive atmosphere. The local people are very friendly and they meet you always in a nice way. The 20 km long sand beach is fantastic. You can go there for hours and swim if you want.
The Old Town of Rethymno is very nice. There are hundreds of small shops and restaurants. At some points the streets are very narrow leading up from the fine old Venetian Harbour. The streets and the buildings have a architectural mix of Venetian and Turkish style. From the big Venetian Fortezza you can have a nice overlook of the city and the panoramic view of the sea.
We were visiting many nice villages close to Rethymno. A fine place was the village of Spili 30 km south from Rethymno. We were also visiting the Arkadi Monastery. Arkadi is nowadays a museum. There is much of history behind Arkadi. We went also to the nice Agia Irini Monastery 5 km to south east from Rethymno. This monastery with 8 nuns was a very nice place with a fine garden.
On a distance of some kilometers from Rethymno is a War Museum. We went there and saw the collections of weapons, uniforms, tanks and aircrafts. Go there if you visit Rethymno, it is a very intresting museum.
In the evenings you can walk at the nice Beach Road and went in to a restaurant for a cup of coffe and listening on good music. We will go back to Rethymno, it is a very nice place. If you travel to Crete go to Rethymno I am sure that you will like this place.
fedoarv 10 Dec 2011Unique historic townAs 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.
michelleb 10 Dec 2008Many parking problemsI love Rethymnon town. It is easy to find your way around, lots of shops and historical interests. The down side was having to pay an extortionate amount to park my car in the City. The food in the hotel was not good, I had paid extra per day for either lunch or dinner and it was not nearly worth the money, I would have been better off going elsewhere. Generally I know the City has a lot to offer where local cuisine is concerned and can be found at very reasonable prices. The Irish pub is a must visit place. It is run by a Greek but is a fantastic little place to see although I can not give directions as I just came across it. Sort out the parking arrangements for the city, they sell hourly tickets only in the kiosks and cost 70 cents per hour. Because I was staying at a city hotel I had to get loads of these and display them in my car. A ridiculous system and expensive.