Rethymnon - the forgotten
The Ottoman and Venetian influence are obvious. This city is nestled between Heraklion and Chania, and with just over 40,000 residents, it is filled with local tradition and culture like few areas on the Island.The Fortezza (Venetian fort) is impressive and the Old Town will capture your heart for its shops, cafes, quaint hotels and tavernas. Stay and enjoy the nightlife. Blend in and indulge in typical local music played with the Cretan Lyra to the early morning hours. One of the many sandy beaches (east or West of Rethymnon) will await and refresh you the following day.