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.
Heraklion Airport & Port: From the airport to the bus station. The most convenient way to go to the bus station is to take a taxi (taxi fare about 6-7€). From Heraklion to Rethymnon it takes about 1h 30min by bus (75km; the bus fare is about 7-10€ per person). Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the airport to Rethymnon. This is about 1h drive (taxi fare is about 90 – 120 €).
Chania Airport & Port: The airport is far from the city between Rethymnon and Chania. From Chania to Rethymnon it takes about 1h 15min by bus (60km; the bus fare is about 7-10€ per person). Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the airport to Rethymnon. This is about 50min by taxi (taxi fare is about 90-120 €).
Fortezza, the Venetian Fortress at Rethymno
Archaeological museum is situated in the centre of the old town
Arkadi Monastery is one of the most important monuments on Crete and whole Greece
Preveli Monastery is on the southern part of the law, after the river Kourtalioti, in the village Asomatos. It extends to a length of 3 km and consists of 2 monasteries.