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Rethymnon Old Town

Address: Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Rethymnon
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other

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

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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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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Russia
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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Rethymnon is a unique old town with charm and history. Although it is the third largest town in Crete, Rethymnon never felt like a city. Instead, it had a provincial air; it's a place that moved slowly and the most importantly preserved much of its Venetian and Turkish appearance. Rethymnon's harbour area was a fine place for a coffee at... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We visited the old town by train. Besides the fortress, there are still some buildings reminding the venetian domination of this island, but not so many as I expected.

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

You can spent hours walking round it, but too many fast food places now. If ou like jewellery shops you will be in your element. There is a road train that goes round the town which is worth a try.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have been coming to Crete for the last four years, and we always pop in to Reythmnon. There are lots of little streets and alleyways, full of gift shops and places to eat. Wear good footwear for the cobbled streets, and especially if you going to visit the fort - its a good steep walk up. But once there... More 

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Pleasant town with lots of little passageways. Great for shopping and eating out. Just hated the Grafitti

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Denham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

A nice place to take a stroll. There is an abundance of restaurants and cafes available, some I'm sure are good, but be careful in the selection. Parking is available in an hourly pay lot on the harbour.

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