Rethymno

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 home made "tsikoudia" or even may invite you at 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 vilages that still they keep the traditional culture and activities and dresses attire (Anoghia), even in everyday life. THe prefecture of Rethymnon has North,Aegean Sea and South,Libyan Sea have coasts sandy and rocky so that the visitor during the day can have all. Beaches are not considerable protected bays and the result is, that northern winds "Meltemia" usually during July and August are effected. 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 centre. wanted to have an intermediate commercial station between Heraklion and Chania.Old town now , rebuilted by Venetians, is one of the best tows in Crete. The town of Rethymnon,still old aristocratic syle,(buildings from the 16th century,Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman style remains, small Venetian port and narrow streets.There is the big annually the Festival of the wine at the first 10 days of July and the festival on 7&8th of November, in memory of the Arkadi Monastery.

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