Rethymno is probably the only Greek town with so long (13 km.) sea front and 3 km. sandy beach.
Because a lot of Ottoman wooden houses and mosques are still much in evidence, the tourist is left with a certain eastern impression. The Fortézza fortress was built by the Venetians 1537 -1567. In the town proper, the Rimόndi fountain (1623) and the Lόggia, a fine building (early 17th century), which today houses museum copies, should not be missed. The Great Mosque, which has three domes and a minaret, today serves as a concert hall. You can also visit the only Catholic church of the town at the corner of Melissinou and Messolongiou streets.
Today Rethymno area has become a tourism destination with 322 hotels, 16.897 rooms and 32.409 beds.
Mild weather through most of the year
July is the hottest month in Rethymnon with an average temperature of 29°C and the coldest is January at 7°C