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Rethymnon Old Town

Address: Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 30 Attractions in Rethymnon
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

There a good views over Rethymnon from the old fort which is a must see, the car park beneath the fort is an excellent start point parking is 2 euros.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I was quite surprised at how run down the island looked but once we reached the old town we were won over by its charm! Lovely little shops, restaurants and harbour. We bought tickets for the open top bus (€12each) which lasted around 90 minutes if you don't get off at any of the stops. I would recommend joining at... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We visited Rethymnon by car in November and just happened to hit it on a market day. The market is brilliant and they sell all sorts of things. The fruit and vegetables are totally excellent both in choice and freshness. The market people are lovely too. I just happened to need some socks and found them easily ..3 pairs for... More

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I was rather disappointed as it was so touristy not just the harbour but the small streets too. However if you persevere you can find the real streets where real people live, the fresh fish market which is fascinating and various old buidings. The first two are particularly worth the effort

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Rethymnon is even better preserved than Chania. Well worth a visit. It's architecture is charming and a wander around the old town is pleasant - lots of little shops and restaurants. The harbor is pretty and the old fort is worth the climb. The views from up there is lovely. Great place for a day trip or even to stay... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A very nice place to be based while exploring the treasures of Crete. We loved the atmosphere of the old city and the port, where Turkish and Venetian old buildings create a perfect match

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were lucly enough to spleep in a quiet street of the Old Town of Rethymnon and it was great. The old town is very lively day and night with lots of restaurants and shops. You have to go visit this neighborhood

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

One of our favourite Cretan holiday pastimes is roaming through the Old Town at night. There's always a great vibe about the place with plenty to do whatever your age. Saturday nights is our favourite, but we normally drive in 3 or 4 times during our holiday. It has become a family tradition to always go in on the last... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I really liked the area, it was quite small but full of really good restaurants and shops and had a very good atmosphere. The area is well lived in by the locals, some of the streets are full of graffiti and full of character. Streets are narrow, have lots of flowers, interesting architecture, and cats - lots of them. They... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a pretty town and easy to walk around. Nice shopping but a lot of the usual stuff. Lots of lovely restaurants but beware of those by the harbour. We paid over a hundred pounds for a fish platter for two and a bottle of wine. Fish was great but it was a rip off. Some nice bars for... More

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