The heart of wine beats in the heart of Crete

Rethymno is celebrating the award of European Wine City 2018! Great news for wine-lovers! Rethymno is celebrating the award of European Wine City 2018 by RECEVIN European Network, opening thus a new page for wine experience and wine-tourism. Wine has always been a very important part of the daily life and the culture of Cretan people. It is the signature and seal of friendship in social gatherings and an indispensable element in the famous Cretan diet. It is also a symbol of composition,... διαβάστε περισσότερα

The Rethymno Carnival 2018 BEGINS!!

Rethymno’s Carnival 2018 has just begun, calling everyone to "Be your Best Self"!! On Saturday, January 27th, 2018, the Carnival events of 2018 have officially started with a magnificent ceremony, followed by an unforgettable party at the Unknown Soldier Square, with thousands of people from all over Crete and other places around the world. All Carnival participants, as well as the Rethymnians and the city's guests, celebrated the official launch of the Carnival 2018, with famous melodies... διαβάστε περισσότερα

9th International Games Psiloritis Race

The race trail covers the distance that pilgrims of the sacred city of Minoan Knossos used to walk in order to climb Psiloritis mountain and honor their god, Zeus Cretagenes, who according to Ancient Greek Mythology was brought up in the cave of Ideon Andron, worship center and sanctum during the Minoan and Roman times. Today, Psiloritis Race links the myth with contemporary history as the runners will follow the traces of their ancestors on the holy mountain of Zeus Cretagenes. The race will start... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Missiria beach

Situated 3 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the East, the beach of Missiria is a beautiful long sandy beach, affected by the "meltemia"(northern summer winds). It is rather well organised with accommodation facilities, taverns and cafes. Some facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas) are also available. It is easily accessible on foot or by public bus and taxi from Rethymnon, as well as by rented and private car and motorbike. Services Length (in meters): 600 Exposed... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Episkopi beach

Episkopi beach is located approximately 12 km to the west from Rethymno city and 2 km the south from the of Episkopi settlement in Rethymno prefecture. The Mousela River is the west border of Episkopi beach and the east border is a river that flows through the Petre gorge, next to the bridge of martens. Episkopi is a big sandy beach with shallow waters, affected by “meltemia” (northwestern daily wind, a very common thing in Aegean Sea), which bring over a lot of seaweeds. Episkopi beach at some... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Adele beach

The Adele beach is located in a homonym valley in Rethymno prefecture, approximately 8 km from Rethymno city. In front of the Adele valley there is a huge sanded beach of Adele extending to the Skaleta region. The Adele beach is shallow, but usually wavy enough, like all the northern beaches of Crete. Sea turtles lay their eggs on this beach; there are some points where you can see ropes and signs warning you about these places. Adele beach is very well organized and popular for its water sports... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Plakias beach

Plakias beach is located in homonym settlement almost 40 km to the south of Rethymno in Rethymno prefecture.Plakias beach, 1,3 km in length, ends in a tall, smooth, limestone cliff on its east side. The nudists are hiding beneath this cliff during the summer season. Sandy and very well organized, Plakias beach is among the most famous beaches of the prefecture. In the immediate vicinity of the Plakias beach, you can find more than a few hotels, rooms-to-let, restaurants, bars and a lot of shops.... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Damnoni beach

Damnoni beach can be found near the village Spili of the Rethymno prefecture, 35 km to the south of Rethymno city and few kilometers from Plakias. A white-sanded, 600 meters long Damnoni beach is located right outside a big valley, near a small river, surrounded by tall mountains. The west side of Damnoni beach provides its visitors with umbrellas, sunbeds, showers and a lifeguard. In the middle of Damnoni beach there is a traditional tavern densely surrounded by tamarisks. This region is recommended... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Vavourakis Farm

On the island of Crete, apaki (cured pork), a unique Cretan delicacy, is produced by butchers and many well-known processed meat factories, such as Lambrakis, Markakis and Antonakis. Out of those significant local producers, I chose to meet Michalis Vavourakis, a mechanical engineer from Rethymno. Driven by his love for nature and this faith on organic farming and livestock, Michalis Vavourakis, a man that has adopted a philosophical approach to life, decided to dedicate himself to organic pig raising... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Rethymno crossroads of civilisations

Rethymno, the prefecture between the towns of Chania and Heraklio, abuts the Cretan Sea to the north and the Libyan Sea to the south. Initially the town of Rethymno, capital of the prefecture, was built on the cape of the northern shore. The developing town gradually stretched along the northern sandy beach, which has a total length of 13 km. The terrain of the prefecture is mainly mountainous with multifarious morphological changes such as imposing gorges, a large number of caves, lush valleys... διαβάστε περισσότερα