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Rethymno is the third largest town on Crete, located near the center of the island, is just one hour away from either Cretan airport (Hania and Heraclion).

You can also travel to Rethymno directly from Athens (Pireus) via ferry.

Known for its perfectly preserved Venetian castle and old town, Rethymno hosts the well known renaissance festival every summer. Details can be found by clicking on this link

Rethymno is also surrounded by miles of sandy beaches, and is perfectly situated for excursions to all Cretan historical or natural sites (check our guides from the main menu).

Useful Phone numbers:

Tourist Help                               :     +30 28310- 88754 (or 756 )
Emergencies (Ambulance)    :     166
Hospital                                      :    +30 28310- 87100
Police                                          :     100
Fire Brigade                               :     199


Other Information:

GPS coordinated (use with google earth)    :

Currency:                                                            : euro

Population (Rethymno)                                   : 30000

Population (Crete)                                           : 700000

Population (Greece)                                        : 11 million 


Domestic Airlines flying to Crete:

airport codes: CHQ for Hania, HER for Heraclio

flight duration: 35-45 minutes from Athens depending on aircraft 



Directly to Rethymno: ANEK (overnight)

To Hania: ANEK, Minoan, Hellenic Seaways

To Heraclio: ANEK, Minoan




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