Rethymno (Ρέθυμνο), the beautiful port city in the northern part of the Greek island of Crete, is a popular excursion destination for holidaymakers in Plakias. You can change buses here if you arrive by plane from Heraklion or Chania to get to Plakias.

Places of interest in Rethymno

Worth seeing are the many buildings from the Venetian and Ottoman times, including many churches and mosques.

Above the city is the Fortezza, a Venetian fortification. The Rimondi fountain is a popular photo motif in the old town centre. In this area there are many bars and cafés, which invite you to stay. Taverns and small souvlaki snacks alternate with shops selling mainly souvenirs.

Only a few steps further it becomes quieter, here there are small kafenia and bakeries, the hustle and bustle of the tourist groups gets lost and the inhabitants of Rethymno sit in the small alleys in front of their houses at a café frappé, children play and cats creep around the house corners.

The weekly market in Rethymno is definitely worth a visit – as well as a visit to the historic old town. Marktet in Rethymno – Google Maps

Rethymno on the map

The travel time by bus from Plakias is about 60 minutes depending on the traffic situation, by rental car about 45 minutes.

Rethymno Video

Rethymno Crete Greece - Old Town - Walking Tour (2019)

This site uses WP YouTube Lyte to embed YouTube videos. The thumbnails are not loaded from YouTube servers and no cookies are set. However, after clicking the Play button, YouTube can and will collect information about you.

Further information about Rethymno and photos

Read more about Rethymno at Wikipedia.
Photos of Rethymno at Photos Of Crete.