OrangeSmile Tours Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide

Culture of Rethymno. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Rethymno crete Among remarkable sites of the city of Rethymno tourists will discover aged castles, churches and fortresses, museums keeping the greatest collections of artifacts and modern art galleries offering exciting exhibitions of various artworks. The Arkadi Monastery is an excellent example of the Venetian baroque epoch. By its appearance the monastery resembles a majestic palace. Several centuries ago a part of the monastery building was utilized as warehouses and wine cellars. In the 17-18th centuries the church housed a school and was home to copyist monks.
Beach leisure and recreation fans will surely appreciate the city of Rethymno with its one the most buzzing and heavily visited beach areas named Prevelly. The beach area is deprived of … Open
The history of the monastery is rather interesting as a while ago it was a significant cultural establishment, thereafter the monastery played a great role in the War of Greek Independence. The monastery building has been well preserved till present days, today its building is open to public and anyone can walk along its spacious halls and picturesque enclosed courts. The Chrisoskalitissa Monstery which name is interpreted as “golden steps” is located on the top of one of the high rocks.
After a tour tourists have an opportunity to visit one of the observation platforms and enjoy a fantastic vibrant view of the city. The most famous fortifying construction of the city is the Fortezza castle. Built in 1573 the castle has been preserved till nowadays in part only. Its territory hosts an age-old church and several observation platforms. Copyright
1. The most expensive eating houses and shops are located at the seaside, so prudent travelers are recommended to choose among the places to eat located far from the city center. Remote … Open
The Archeological museum of Rethymno is one of the most significant cultural sites of the city. It was established in 1991, the museum collection keeps religious attributes, common tools and items, jewelries, being the archeological evidences discovered near Rethymno. The church museum presents an exciting collection of artifacts to public dating back to the 19-20th centuries.
Plakias Crete The Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno is presented as a scaled open air complex, its territory features beautiful buildings of previous centuries and souvenir shops. Every day travelers are offered various theatrical performances, gastronomic events and entertainments for the youngest travelers. The Historical museum of the city is located in a Venetian building of breathtaking beauty. Not far from Rethymno tourists will discover several important archeological areas, these territories are still worked by archeologists. A trip to the Lyssos town is a popular leisure among tourists, as this town boasts excellent archeological destinations and amazing natural sites.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Rethymno and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Rethymno and surroundings

Rethymno - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Iconic cultural sights of Greece

It’s almost impossible to visit all the museums of Athens during one trip, so rich the history of the country and its cultural heritage are. New Acropolis Museum is a must-see in the capital. It was specially built to store the unique Elmina Marbles, which are masterpieces of the ancient Greek art from the Athenian Acropolis. More than 20 thousand exhibits from prehistoric times are stored in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Sculptures, funerary masks, dishes, figurines, and funerary gifts are among the exhibits. The Byzantine Museum houses about 25 thousand exhibits of Christian art. The Museum of the Athenian Agora is located in the Stoic Attaly, built in the 2nd century BC. It displays various archaeological finds dating back to different eras. The museum of Cycladic culture contains objects of the everyday life and art of the civilization that existed 5 thousand years ago. … Open
Car rental on Rentals in Rethymno

Thailand Relaxes Its COVID-19 Policy

New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this


Photogallery of cultural heritage of Rethymno

Landmarks of culture on Rethymno map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

Address/Sight name City/Region Country Within radius, km
 Types of touristic objects to search for
Hotels & Car rental
Carhire locations
0 star
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Touristic places
Art galleries
Touristic areas
Attraction parks
Aqua parks
Train stations
Bus stations
Fuel stations
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
City services
Open the list of object types
Useful services

Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Rethymno

Culture guide to Rethymno. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Rethymno: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Rethymno. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
Head office
Weegschaalstraat 3, Eindhoven
5632 CW, The Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About us
Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018