Don’t miss the Rethymno Wine Festival and the Renaissance Festival held in July at the Erofili Theatre and the Fortezza castle.
Visit unspoiled villages and sites at Rethymno’s countrside.
In Eleftherna, set in the same name modern village, you can see the fascinating relics of the ancient city (a prominent necropolis) and outside the village Armeni lies a large post-Minoan cemetery, while close to the beautiful historic settlement of Argiroupoli you can see the remnants of the ancient city of Lappa.
Situated close to Anogia village, on the Nida plateau of Mt Psiloritis, this cave used to be a prestigious ancient religious centre, associated with the myth of god Zeus, who was said to have been raised here.
A symbol of freedom and heroism, it is a landmark site of great historical, architectural and religious importance in Crete.
Begin with a walk along the coastal road, filled with palm trees, move to the old town, where you can see the Rimondi Fountain, Porta Guora, Loggia, Neratzes Mosque, the Historical and Folklore Museum and many more sites.
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Rethymno Town, Greek cuisine
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