24 pages about "rethymno"

10 Archaeological Museums

Crete has so much history, it needs a lot of museums to house it! No matter where you are staying, how can you not take a couple of hours and discover for yourself something that was forgotten and believed to…

10 Castles

Although the Minoans didn’t build castles, the Romans, Venetians, and Ottomans made up for it. Being in such an important trading and maritime location in the Mediterranean, Crete has had more than its fair share of piracy and invasion, the…

10 Folklore Museums

Folklore museums feature collections of Cretan culture, a living history rather than the ancient, dusty one of the archaeological museums. Lychonostatis Historical & Folklore Museum, Rethymno Paleochora Cretan Ethnology, Vori Papa Michalis Georgoulakis, Asomatos Agios Nikolaos Arolithis Agricultural History Cretan…

Bali

Bali is a coastal village on the north coast of Crete, about 30 km east of Rethymnon and 45 km from Heraklion (airport). It is built on a raised small peninsula so overlooks the bay and the sea. Bali has…

Crete Crocodile Sifis Found Dead

We’re really sorry to report that ‘Sifis’, the crocodile living in the lake of Potamon Dam near Rethymnon has been found dead. Locals have raised concern as the crocodile hasn’t been seen for a couple of months, and the winter…

Crete Island

Finding Your Way Around The lovely island of Crete is the largest island of all Greek islands. Thankfully it can be described as 4 administrative districts: from the west, Chania, then Rethymno (Rethymnon), Heraklion with Lassithi the most eastern. The…