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Rethymnon Old Town

Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30 2831 342100
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“narrow streets” (259 reviews)
“old town” (1,198 reviews)
“lots of shops” (80 reviews)
Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30 2831 342100
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Reviewed yesterday

Apart from a visit up to the castle i would only go at night.Stroll around the harbour but unless well off dont dwell too much the waiters can be a bit of a pest.Now head for the old town just below the castle/fort and your...More

Thank mediterraneanmel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A cosy little town with narrow streets, a good ambiance and some very picturesque restaurants. Many shops, both local specialist shops (olives,bakery etc.) and the chain stores you see in every other place.

Thank Claus C
Reviewed yesterday

Our first stop over was at the harbor. Rethymnon’s harbor area is a fine place with a great atmosphere for a drink or a meal at one of the many restaurants. We then decided to explore the waterfront and all streets behind it. As we...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Smaal streets, many shops, small restaurants, beautiful Venetian style houses: Rethymnon brings you back in time! You can also visit the old stronghold, build against the Ottoman empire. And if you want to relax, you can sit at the small harbour with its restaurants and...More

Thank RonnyFelix
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What you will not find in the old town are the sterile chain stores we are so accustomed to seeing in UK high streets. Instead you will find cobbled streets, independent stores and a host of different restaurants, bars and cafes. Well worthy of a...More

1  Thank Gerad B
Reviewed 3 days ago

sat at bar in evening to watch the world go by. daytime it was lunch. lots of trips can be arranged from here. an open top bus does a trip and also a mini train.

Thank GloucesterPauline
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just walk around and enjoy atmoshpere! Have a glass fresh juice and local aic creme. We did hop-on-hop of excursion and suggest it.

Thank tiina885
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

walk around this streets and the smell of venician constructions around you you are somewhere else. The best place of rethymno

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fabulous old town with the most amazing bars, restaurants and shops . We ate here every evening so much choice and really friendly service. The food was always good whatever dish you choose. Loved this place can't wait to go back to sample some of...More

Thank sue w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy area of the city evidently. Plenty of shopping (from touristy tchotchkes to quality goods) and restaurants.

Thank GvB0720
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11 October 2017|
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Response from Arie S | Reviewed this property |
The port area itself is very crowded with restaurants tables and might be very difficult to handle with a wheel chair . the rest of the streets are manageable.
28 September 2017|
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Response from cretelovers | Reviewed this property |
Our foursome of two couples have just returned home after our 23rd year on year visit to Rethymon, each year staying at The Ideon Hotel. Many guests are 'frequent returners' which should say something very positive about the... More
9 August 2017|
Response from Jayneypop | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see cider anywhere!