Nestled between the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and the remains of a 15th-century fortress, Rethymnon Old Town offers a labyrinth of narrow backstreets, soaked in history and lined by balconied private homes. Built almost entirely by the Venetians, this "palia poli" (old town) maintains its aristocratic medieval appearance, featuring graceful arched doorways and stone staircases. Indisputably one of Crete's best-preserved old towns, this neighborhood also contains the ruins of Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman structures, as well as a 17th century Islamic mosque located inside a building that once served as a Venetian church. Start your exploration at the neighborhood's landmark Venetian loggia, which houses the town's tourist information office. Use our Rethymnon trip planner to add Rethymnon Old Town and other attractions to your Rethymnon vacation plans.
Tours to Rethymnon Old Town
Rethymnon Conquered Morning Tour with Wine and Food Tasting BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $89
Duration: 4 hours
West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $47
Duration: 10 hours
Rethymno Gastronomy Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $62
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Rethymnon Old Town Reviews
Met zorg bereide gerechten en super vriendelijk personeel, een toppertje in haven van rethymonn. Een van de weinige restaurants in de haven waar ze je niet naar binnen proberen te praten more »Prepared dishes and super friendly staff, a top-notch player in the port of rethymonn. One of the few restaurants in the port where they don't try to talk you in
Viele schöne kleine Gassen zum shoppen oder einfach nur zum schauen. An fast jeder Ecke ergibt sich ein schönes Motiv zum fotografieren. more »Lots of nice little alleys to shop or just to look. At almost every corner there is a beautiful motif to take pictures.
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