Rethymno is the capital town of the wider prefecture of Rethymno. It is located on the northern coast of Crete, at a distance of 80 kilometers from Heraklion and 60 km from Chania. It is a town that uniquely combines the traditional and classy with modernity.
The old town of Rethymno is picturesque, with the beautiful Venetian harbor, the castle of Fortezza and its narrow cobbled alleys. Also, there is the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Folklore and the Religious Museum.
The modern city of Rethymno provides the visitors with all kinds of amenities. There are many banks and public agencies, hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs. It is famous for its nightlife and hospitality.
In the summer, there are festivities, such as the Renaissance Festival and the Wine Festival. In the Winter, visitors can enjoy the carnival festivity.
In Rethymnon, there is a central bus service to take you to other areas of the prefecture as well as to other areas of the island.