Rethymno is one of the most picturesque cities of Crete. It combines rarely found features like the charm of the old town, the city’s history and a long sandy beach. Although it is very close to Heraklion and Chania, it has a different-provincial air. It is ideal for those who prefer a quiet and romantic destination for their family and loved ones.
The Venetian Harbour is a great place where guests can enjoy a long walk and spend some time in one of the cafeterias of the area. The atmosphere of the area as well as the traditional buildings will remain unforgettable.
In the city of Rethymnon, there are 8 preserved fountains, of which only one dates back to the Venetian era, the Rimondi fountain (also known as Vrisakia to the locals). The fountain that was built in the heart of the city took its name by A. Rimondi, the rector of Rethymnon.
The Archaelogical Museum is located at the entrance of the fortress. Although it is smaller than other similar museums, it hosts a large collection ranging from the Neolithic until the Roman era. The unique collections provide a vivid sense of the city used to be in the past.
Also, the Venetian Loggia dates back to the 16th century and now it is used as the Archaelogical museum’s shop. It is a great landmark where the locals usually meet when going out.