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“Atmospheric with many hidden delights” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rethymnon Old Town

Rethymnon Old Town
Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 58 things to do in Rethymnon
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“Atmospheric with many hidden delights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I spent my first day around the port, the seafront promenade, the beach, then I discovered the Old Town and realised why friends are recommended Rethymnon. Winding streets with displays of flowers, some interesting shops in among all the tourist kitsch, and good places to drink coffee or eat ice cream and watch the world go by. I found the Rimondi Fountain, Archeological Museum, the Historical & Folk Art museum, the Centre for Byzantine Art, the cathedral, and lots of quirky architecture. I was never bored when in this part of Rethymnon.

Visited October 2013
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“Disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for two nights, which is at least one too many. The old town is full of kitsch and samey shops. We do not like pushy waiters. The biggest disappointment were the graffiti inscribed walls of historic buildings. Incomprehensible. Crete is naturally charming, but unfortunately, despite loving locals this does not apply to Rethymno.

Visited November 2013
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“Lovely & atmospheric”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Old narrow streets, Venetian walls and fountain, imposing Fortress and pretty mini harbour with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants make Rethymon old town a delight.
A welcome and atmospheric relief from the generic beach front.

Visited September 2013
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“A stunning old town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Old and beautiful town with many winding streets for some fantastic bargain shops. Theres so much to see including an amazing cathedral and various churches, the fort is immense and full of history and the venetian port is a sight to behold. The beaches are some of the best on the earth with there golden sand and warm turquoise waters. The locals were always friendly and very kind and helpful. I cant wait to return.

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“Those who like strolling around an old city will like Rethymnon!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We could have spent days - and really we did spend a few days just exploring and strolling around the old town of Rethymnon. Picturesque, friendly and always something interesting to see - and buy! We actually witnessed an earthquake whilst we were there - in October 2013 - nothing too grand, fortunately, but interesting nonetheless!

Visited October 2013
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