Rethymnon Prefecture

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Rethymnon Prefecture is a mix of traditional villages, caves, beaches, and mountains. Friendly people offer you to drink the local homemade "tsikoudia" or even may invite you home. Driving around these villages the experience is magic, both for the beautiful landscapes and for the traditional aspect. Move over, in the villages of Rethymnon prefecture, there are villages that still keep the traditional culture and activities and dress attire (Anoghia), even in everyday life. The prefecture of Rethymnon has North, Aegean Sea, and South, the Libyan Sea has coasts sandy and rocky so that the visitor during the day can have all. Beaches are not considerably protected bays and the result is, that northern winds "Meltemia" usually during July and August are affected. On the south coast, you find the bay of Plakias, with clear water interesting place ideal for underwater activities. For Rethymnon tourism is one of the main economic development activities. Rethymnon Town is the capital of Rethymnon prefecture. The city is dating from antiquity, even though it has never been an important Minoan center. wanted to have an intermediate commercial station between Heraklion and Chania. Old town now, rebuilt by Venetians, is one of the best tows in Crete. The town of Rethymnon, still old aristocratic style,(buildings from the 16th century, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman style remains, a small Venetian port, and narrow streets. There is the big annual the Festival of wine in the first 10 days of July and the festival on 7&8th of November, in memory of the Arkadi Monastery.

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