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Rethymno, between ottoman and venitian influence

Rethymno is the third town of Crete with a population about 32.000 inhabitants. If the whole region of Rethymno was an important area for minoans, the city was build during antiquity and became important town during venetian occupation, when the conquerors decided to build an intermediate commercial point between La Canea (Chania) and Candia (Heraklion). At that period, Rethymno town became important and powerfull st it aquires its own nobility and bishop.  Walking in the old town of Rethymno, you still can admire lmany venetian remains. This town is one of the most historically preserved old town of Crete. You can see many old aristocratic  building from the 16th century, with wooden loggia, small courtyard,…

Nowadays, Rethymno is a very alive town with a big student community, some cultural and folk events like the very popular Carnival, wine festival,…

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Museums in Rethymno

Kapsaliana Village Hotel

Surrounded by the largest olive grove on the island of Crete, Kapsaliana Village Hotel is nestling in a peaceful location with superb views of...

Rimondi Boutique hotel

The luxurious Rimondi Boutique Hotel in Rethymno has a large patio with a pool and palm trees. It consists of 2 separate buildings built...

Sensimar Royal Blue Resort & Spa

The 5-star Sensimar Royal Blue is a tranquil exclusive resort on the northern coast of Crete. A private bay, 38 pools, 4 restaurants and...

Grecotel Creta Palace

Grecotel Creta Palace enjoys a prime location, right by a fine sandy beach and 5 km from the centre of Rethymnon. This exclusive 5-star...

Minoa palace resort & Spa

Built within a 35,000-m² area of landscaped gardens, in Platanias, the beachfront Minoa Palace Resort & Spa features 4 pools and a wellness centre....


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