Pitch up at the old port
At night, there’s only one place to go – Rethymnon’s harbour! Here you’ll find plenty of waterside restaurants and bars. Fresh catch of the day specials are popular but if you have a taste for international bites, you’re in luck. Look out for the market stalls that spring up in the evenings too – they’re great for souvenirs.
Heaps of history
Get lost among the backstreets of Rethymnon and you’ll soon fall in love with the bougainvillaea-draped, colourful mansions. Keep your eyes peeled for archways, staircases, dinky churches and a mosque too. Beyond, venture to the Venetian Fortress overlooking the harbour and admire the sea views from its battlements.