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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Rethymnon take trip into an historical past wonderful sights, great food and drinks Raki a must try it even if your not a drinker its locally brewed and tastes great a visit to the harbour is a must but don't eat there it's vastly over priced and you get the same food a few streets back for a third of... More 

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Herbignac, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Nice town ! A lot to see. Choose to visit by feet, by car you will not be able to see all that has to be seen. The fortress, the fountain, the typical little Streets and the way of living of the Cretan. We have spend a full day there, it has been a pleasure.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A beautiful days visit. Plenty of old style Cretian restaurants on the Venetian harbourside to take your fancy and lots of shops to keep your interest..A visit to the museum which was more of the Minoan culture was worth going to.. One word of warning... Do NOT park along the sea front.. Signs are misleading and can land you with... More 

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Réthimnon, Rethimni, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

old city of rethymnon is something nobody wants to miss.Easy to walk around in the peaceful small streets out of noise and stress travels you in another romantic time.Lots of traditional greek tavernas with marvelous food and traditional cretan dishes.Beautiful old houses with enetician influence.It's really worthwhile to visit....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Little bit for everyone..just note summer siesta times for opening hours Great little restaurants, variety of shopping, up the road from the beach

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The old town area was really just a short bus ride from our resort. The buses are pretty packed, but run frequently enough that you'll be able to catch one. There's a TON of shops in the town, but there's only a couple of streets with shops, so you don't have to worry about getting lost or overwhelmed. The shops... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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