Rethymno, also known as Rethimno, combines two rarely combined features: the charm and history of the old town, as well as proximity to a long sandy beach.
Explore one of Greece's best-preserved medieval cities and look for your fairy-tale romance in Rethymno.
Despite being Crete's third-largest town, Rethimnon never feels like a city in the same way that Chania and Heraklion do.
Instead, it has a provincial air: it's a place that moves slowly (despite having a lively atmosphere), it's a very romantic place, and, most importantly, it retains much of its Venetian and Turkish appearance.
All year long, Rethymno's timeless attractions and diverse landscapes, city architecture, museums, archaeological sites, endless sandy beaches, and escapes to nearby villages will provide you with a rich cultural yet relaxed experience.