Rethymnon is situated on the North Coast of Crete, approximately halfway between the modern day capital of the island, Heraklion, and the ancient capital of Chania.
Rethymnon is the third largest city of the island and is a fascinating combination of old and new: In the old quarter, evidence of Rethymnon's Venetian and Ottoman past is all around one.
The visitor may spend many happy hours meandering through the narrow maze of streets that seem a world apart from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life.
On the other hand, the new town provides resident and visitor alike with all the amenities and facilities one could wish for in the 21st century.
You can travel to Rethymno either by choosing one of the many flights, which are scheduled daily to Chania and Heraklio, or alternatively take the boat from Piraeus port directly to Rethymno port. Service is run on a daily basis.
The distance from the airports of Chania and Heraklio to Rethymno is 50km and 60km respectively. The flight from Athens is 35 minutes.
The journey by boat from Piraeus to Rethymno lasts 10 hours.
For transportation within and beyond the border of the prefecture of Rethymno you may use the public transportation service. Buses (KTEL) run on a daily basis. Alternatively you can use a taxi or rent a car or motorbike.