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Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30 2831 342100
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All reviews narrow streets old town lots of shops restaurants and bars tourist shops every corner lovely place watch the world wander around sea front venetian port harbour area worth a visit rimondi fountain maze crete leather
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rethymnon Crete has a nice old town with narrow streets and a lot of fancy shops. Every Thursday there is a market from 10.00 to 14.00. There are a lot of nice details along the houses: Doors, windows, pottery, flowers. Take the camera with you!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 248toneg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always plenty to do in the old town. Have a coffee, something to eat or just people watch. Loads of different shops for all for everybody and age group. The town boasts lots of history and the people seem genuinely nice and helpful. Transport links...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

there is a part of the town ,very old with the old fort as the attraction . you can here visit in and outside and you be here half a day

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gerrit1949
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to explore this old town, loads of stuff to see/buy/eat. Nice looking restaurants & souvenirs. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Champions N
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Much smaller old town than Chania - very easy to get around. Picturesque, interesting - especially if you do one of the walking tours from any guidebook.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RunawayVieve
Reviewed 16 November 2018

I was in Rethmino and stayed about a half a mile away on the beach - Espera luxury villas. The town itself is filled with shops and restaurants. There is quite a variety and many bars for younger people along the shore. That doesn't start...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank lpassero
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Walk around Rethymnon old town and you’ll find so many beautiful alleys decorated with summer flowers, century old brick walls and pretty balconies. There are so many shopping boutiques -local handmade/produced & designer wear by Greek designers. I especially love this souvlaki stall, which by...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lei_lentzakis
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

The old city of Rethymnon is full of small cozy alleys and you can walk around for hours and stop here and there for a glass of wine

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gunilla1h
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We loved exploring the narrow streets and browsing in the many shops. Lots of restaurants and bars. Some unusual shops selling high quality souvenirs and the usual tourist tat shops. We found some lovely hidden boutique hotels. Would be a lovely place for a short...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SassySue
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

A lovely old town many bars, shops and restaurants with very friendly people a great place. The harbour is a very pleasant place to sit and relax at for a meal at the many restaurants, with giant jumbo prawns & lobsters, also the steaks are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from lborris1 | Reviewed this property |
You will like but not sure about the girls.
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Response from Creteforone | Reviewed this property |
It is full of narrow eleven streets, but I have seen several people in wheelchairs but I do visit in off peak season,