The Municipality of Rethymno experiencing this with the aura of the great cultural heritage of the past and a vision of a future that is built on the foundations of a civilization worthy of. In the following section you will find information on the Old Town of Rethymno.
Rethymno honoring title rights has been attributed as the “City of Arts and Letters” supports every expression of culture and gives due respect to the great traditions. Renaissance Festival, Carnival, Wine Festival, musical performances are just some of the most representative cultural events are completed on a daily basis from the active participation of tens of Cultural Associations operating in the city showcasing all forms of art and expression.
Some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe are located in Crete and some of them in Rethymno. From the unique palm beach of Preveli to the quite and isolated beach of Agios Pavlos to the full of life beach of Bali, it is certain that you will find something to your taste.
An incredible variety of fauna and flora, numerous gorges, caves, imposing velanidodassos, remote monasteries on mountain peaks – a challenge for the adventurous offer an attractive alternative for those who want to combine sea and mountain.
Archeological sites and museums are an inextricable part of Rethymno’s land and of the local’s cultural heritage. In this section some important archeological sites and museums of the region are presented.
There are many local attractions including the famous Loggia of Rethymno, the church of Our Lady of the Angels, the church of St. Francis, the Rimondi Fountain The Cathedral, etc. There are also many Turkish buildings like Neratzes mosque, the largest in town, Kara Musa Pasha mosque located where the Byzantine Antiquities and the Turkish school.
The Municipal Port Authority Trust of Rethymno continues its historic course which started in Rethymno in 1914. According to the 197/2002 presidential enactment (Government Newspaper* 179/A/7-8-2002) the Port Authority Trust of Rethymno was abolished and its responsibilities were transferred to the Municipal Port Authority Trust of Rethymno by the 186/2001 presidential enactment (Government Newspaper* 149/A/5-7-2001).
Note:*All laws passed are published in the Government Newspaper
Our department actively contributes to the development of this region of Crete and carries the great responsibility of administering the only entrance gate to our prefecture to date, as well as maintaining the facilities of all its ports and fishing resorts.
Through team-work and forward thinking, the Municipal Port Authority Trust of Rethymno is expected to provide public utility services and to contribute to the commercial, passenger, tourist and fishing traffic and generally to the smooth operation of the ports in its authority.
More informations at www.marinarethymno.gr/