Rethymno combines rarely united features: the old town's charm and history, with proximity to a long sandy beach.
Although it is the third largest town in Crete, Rethymno never feels like a city as Chania and Heraklion do. Instead, it has a provincial air, it's a place that moves slowly, a very romantic place and the most important preserves much of its Venetian and Turkish appearance.
Explore one of the best preserved medieval cities in Greece, and search for your fairy-tale romance in Rethymno. Venetian fortification works mingle harmonically with orthodox and catholic churches, mosques, majestic mansions of Venetian architecture, arches and cobbled paths which create a magical atmosphere, reminiscence of the city’s turbulent –yet glorious– past.