Rethymnon Old Town

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Rethymnon Old Town
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Susanne G
25 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We decided to go to Crete for a week in the end of October the very special year when pandemics rules the world.
We haven’t regret that!
It felt safe and easy to follow the recommendations about keeping distance, wearing mask in stores, regular hand wash and use of sanitizer.
Rethymno is a very cozy town, in a perfect size. Old Town where we stayed at the very good hotel Palazzino di Corina offers a friendly feeling. Actually the Hotell definitely was one of the very best in a top 10 - with Mr Apostolis who offered a nearly family feeling and gave us real nice ideas about places, tavernas or the very best coffee shops.
The weather was the best so we could walk and avoid buses and also made something great for our health with 10 km by foot every day in the sun.
I’m thinking that this pandemic will following us for a long time, and we’ll have to find new behaviors when we can travel.
Stay safe and take care- it’s possible to travel to at least some places even if the virus is there.

Written October 31, 2020
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Joolzey101
Hatfield, UK12 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Pretty views of the harbour especially at night. Visited a few times and locals were super helpful. Quaint cobbled streets with lots to look at and buy.

Shopping for souvenirs and silver jewellery was a pleasure here. So many shops to browse, lovely cafes and tavernas.

I particularly recommend “Orthonas Taverna” to eat at. My husband had an “out of this world” steak. He also ate amazingly fresh fish. I loved the restaurant and it was the best bit of our visit to the Old Town. Loved sitting in the sun here. Prawns cooked by the owner were divine. Really delicious vegetable dishes and the most wonderful carob bread and tasty deserts. Such highl quality food served with passion, my experience was a gourmet meal served by such lovely unassuming staff.
Written May 7, 2022
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Georgianul
Bucharest, Romania112 contributions
Aug 2021
With narrow cobbled streets, a plethora of tourist souvenir shops, tavernas, pubs and tavernas, it still looked good. I mean, I've seen Monastiraki in Athens, the old center of Chania, and the agitated capital vibe of Heraklion and I've been to other city centers, I mean I think I know a tourist trap when I see one. But these streets in particular seemed charming, with their oleander pots and ridiculously huge climbing vines of bougainvillea in full bloom (we don't know how to pronounce that so we ended up calling them bougie ville).
Being also a curfew in place (1 am) and no music allowed, the buzzing sounds of the streets, the white noise of different voices and countless languages felt somewhat poetic and it hit nice.
Written September 11, 2021
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Helena L
Malmesbury, UK843 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
The old town is nice to walk around. You get a feel of Greek culture if you get off the main streets in to the small side alleys. Be warned, it is a massive tourist trap; every other shop is a souvenir place touting for business. The whole place is covered with graffiti which is really sad and detracts from the charm.

Glad we visited. Good to spend 90 mins wandering the streets and window shopping.
Written August 12, 2021
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Haruto T
4 contributions
Aug 2021
We really had a nice time in rethymno old town so i suggest everyone to spend some time here if you ever visit Rethymno. It has beautiful alleys which are full of shopping stores where you can buy souvenirs with crete, rethymno etc. Loved it!
Written August 26, 2021
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HELENA P
Greece7 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Rethymno Old Town, a must visit for everyone. Dozens of little shops in the alleys, selling souvenirs, local goods as cheese, oil, mountain tea and hand picked herbs. You can shop for clothes, leather goods and anything else you need. Beautiful old houses in the narrow streets. Hotels, restaurants and cafeterias are everywhere. People are really friendly!
Written October 31, 2020
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Tomas Dreyden
2 contributions
Aug 2020
The venetian architecture was breathtaking. There were also a lot of shops where you could find almost any traditional or generic, trinket. Kind of overcrowded sometimes. But we really enjoyed strolling through the small alleys and took photos of variosu old buildings that stood there proudly amonst the modern cafes and modern shops.
Written September 10, 2020
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Turning25
Cambridge, UK4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
My partner and I enjoyed a few hours in this lovely city. We started with a sightseeing train tour which allowed us to learn about some beautiful and prominent sights in the city. We then went into the fortress and enjoyed some beautiful views. There are some lovely restaurants and shops in the city and the beach looked beautiful. I would definitely return and possibly stay in this beautiful city.
Written August 16, 2020
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Wookash Q
Wroclaw, Poland1,531 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Unfortunately not too many old architecture left from really old town. Most building although along narrow streets is rather new and not always build with taste of the details. On top of that apart from cafes and restaurants there is plenty of souvenir shops that take back the beauty of this place. The nicest place is old port without Chinese staff.
Written August 17, 2020
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,237 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Our hotel was about a 20 minute walk into town but we did it twice a day as there was just so much to see.

The walk there is along the lovely seafront anyway so that’s a bonus right at the beginning. Upon arriving from the seafront you will be faced with lots of history. Restaurants are in avery old buildings and the side streets go through into the old town.

Here you will find a wide range of attractions. Bars, restaurants, individual shops selling just about every thing you could need. The narrow streets are fascinating and contain so much history.

Add in the fact that there is a castle there along with the ancient harbour and you have lots and lots to keep you interested for a long time.

Absolutely beautiful
Written July 6, 2021
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