This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Rethymno. To help you make friends with Rethymno before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
It is not a surprise that most tourists come to visit Rethymno (Rethymnon), Greece, for their summer holiday, as the city has some of the best beaches not only in Heraklion but also in Greece. There are more than twenty beaches within a few kilometers from Rethymno, so even beach addicts would need a long holiday to discover them all. Needless to say, that goes with a vibrant nightlife and a lot of places to eat amazing Greek seafood prepared from freshly caught fish. Do not miss the chance to discover the local food -- it can satisfy even the most exquisite tastes.
Unlike other summer resorts which cannot offer anything but beaches and parties, there are many other attractions in Rethymno. The area around the city was populated several thousand years before Christ and it has been a home to many civilizations, including Minoan, Roman, and Byzantine. Later, Rethymno was ruled by the Venetians and the Ottoman Empire. Needless to say, millennia of history have left numerous places worth visiting. There is a Venetian Fortress (Fortezza), Loggia, and a Great Gate (Porta Guora) several museums such as an Archaeological Museum and an Oceanography Museum. Moreover, there are numerous churches and mosques, some of which are more than three hundred years old. Travelers definitely have a lot to discover.
Hostels in Rethymno (Rethymnon), Greece, are scarce and you do not have many options. Moreover, Rethymno (Rethymnon), Greece hostels come and go. Many Rethymno (Rethymnon), Greece hostels operate only in the summer season, but even so, it can be hard to get a bed in the summer, as there are many tourists and the supply often cannot meet the demand. It is advisable that you make a reservation in advance and thus, you can avoid paying extra for a hostel in Rethymno (Rethymnon), Greece or not being able to find a free place. You can also check the nearby towns and villages if everything is booked.
Written by local enthusiast for Rethymno hostelsGeorge Traveller