Rethymnon Prefecture

The prefecture of Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon (Ρέθυμνον) represents a place of contrasts, boasting a long and remarkable history as well as untouched places of natural beauty and living traditions.

Map of Rethymnon Prefecture
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Its small Mediterranean capital will enchant you with its old town dating from the period of the Renaissance, its fortress and museums as well as its beaches, not to mention a visit to the wider area of the Prefecture.

Nida PlateauKourtaliotiko GorgePreveli

Where to begin is a difficult decision to make: In the picturesque villages, the areas of natural beauty, the caves, the beaches or the mountains?
The Rethymnians will become your friends. They will offer you a glass of "tsikoudia" and invite you to their home.

Welcome to beautiful Rethymnon!