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Rethymnon Old Town

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Address: Rethymnon, Crete, Greece

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This place is truly beautiful. It's well worth spending a whole day there and strolling through the old streets and lanes. Be sure to pick some genuine food and get some cultural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This place is truly beautiful. It's well worth spending a whole day there and strolling through the old streets and lanes. Be sure to pick some genuine food and get some cultural impressions in one of the old alleys.

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Crete, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Fantastic party atmosphere due to the carnival, without any trouble from partygoers. Lots of places to eat, from fast snacks to top restaurants. Plenty of bars to choose from. The old town is beautiful and if you go around the back streets you will find lots of non-touristy places.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed all afternoon in the cosy centre. It was a nice experience; good weather, the feeling of have all the time of the world, the atmosphere of the old city, almost breathing history, enjoying a glass of wine... A real holiday feeling.

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Crete, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a nice beach, but very popular and crowded in the summer months. It is advisable to get there early. Crete has really improved the road system to the beach which is a big plus.

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Elora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very quiet in winter, most of the touristy shops are closed for the season but still a beautiful spot to wander around on a sunny day in February. The harbour is nice and the waterfront is lined with cafes and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

One of the most beautiful cities in Creta that you can visit! Try to be there late afternoon and during the night. The atmosphere is great :)

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A lovely town which was once the capital of Crete.There is such a lot of history to Rethymnon as there is to all of Crete. Stroll along the 'prom' and enjoy a coffee and the shops. There is even a Euro Shop which we found funny! highly recommend it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

When first arriving in rethymnon it looks very touristy and busy..streets lined with tavernas. However, get in to the side streets (old town) is like another world. Different coloured houses, shops..lots of places to sit and take it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We liked everything! Our travel by car was an awesome experience.The only bad thing was a dragon fish that doesn' t like tourists.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Lovely old streets and harbour. Restaurants around the harbour are wonderful with a wonderful view Local graffiti is spoiling the houses and buildings

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