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Rethymnon Old Town

Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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“narrow streets” (226 reviews)
“old town” (1,040 reviews)
“lots of shops” (69 reviews)
Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very exploited are of Rethymnon but nice to visit. We spent every evening here. Definitely a place to go.

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rethymnon is beautiful, and well worth the day trip. Full of little shops making handmade goods and romantic tavernas. We took a lot of pictures and took in the sights. It is easy to travel to by boat or by bus. There are stone fountains...More

Thank Claire R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rethymnon Old Town is a beautiful, romantic town with lots of restaurants, coffeehouse and souvenir shops. We just love Rethymnon*****

Thank Aiman F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of beautiful little alleyways through this old town decorated with flowers full of restaurants and shops. The ideal place to sit over a coffee or meal and people watch.

Thank maggieChelmsford
Reviewed 3 days ago

Caught the bus into Rethymnon on our second day and had a fabulous time wandering around the miles of narrow streets and tourist shops - lunched in a quite taverna under a canopy of green. Loved it so much we can back to spend an...More

Thank RikkiArundel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loads of lovely shops, some independent selling good quality souvenirs, bags, shoes, clothes, restaurants in abundance along with bars and coffee shops. Well worth a visit wandering down the side streets. At night, a lovely safe feel with musical entertainment.

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Meh... you would see exactly the same set up in any Greek resort. Good restaurants and a lot of shops that sell rubber rings for swimming.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

Perhaps it was unfortunate that we had spent hours meandering around Chania old town the previous day, but our impression was that somebody had taken the real thing, emptied it, then refilled it with modern shops, widened the treets, and imported a lot of "souvenir"...More

Thank paul w
Reviewed 4 days ago

When I arrived to Chania Airport and I saw all that sand, I thought something like that : OMG ! Where am I ? 😮 It was hot, quiet and sandy. But after our driver picked-up us from airport and he brought us to the...More

Thank DaniellaEllaB
Reviewed 5 days ago

Some touristy shops to be sure, but a cool place all the same. We had rain and that hurt our time there, but I'd go back.

Thank M G
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I will be staying at the sendio pearl hotel in rethymon how far is the old town please
28 May 2017|
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Response from 186460HuwD | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I'd say your hotel is about a 20 minute walk from the old town. Have a nice holiday!
Can anyone recommend a shuttle bus service from Chania airport? The taxi fare seems rather expensive.
13 April 2017|
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Response from SoBrasov | Reviewed this property |
We used a rented car while there (very convenient), but I see there is a schedule for public bus service (called "TheBus-Bus-Service-Crete"). We did not try it ourselves, but the buses were one of the most popular way of... More
John O
Hi, can recommend the best or nearest beaches to Rethymnon Old Town , wasn't planning on hiring a car but would do if necessary as no parking facilities near hotel . If using a bus or taxi can you pass on any hints or tips , all help appreciated , thanks J & J
25 September 2016|
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Response from Ulysses336 | Reviewed this property |
the best beach and nearest to Rethymnon Old Town is the beach of Rethymnon when coming from Heraklion ;there is a seafront road and the beach is right across this road ; it is a wide,well organized beach with all... More