Rethymno Travel Guide

Travel Crete Private Tours – city of Rethymno

Rethymno old city is a rare combination of history and modern-day luxury, with its Venetian-era Fortezza and old town, tropical beaches and exquisite Cretan cuisine.

The Fortezza “fortress” sits atop Rethymno’s magical old town like a crown. It’s like travelling back in time, to the period of the Venetians.

You’ll walk along the Venetian port with its old lighthouse and get lost in the maze of alleyways, admiring the ornate doorways and the Venetian crests that decorate them. You’ll visit the mosques and their minarets and hop between the dozens of shops, restaurants and cafes.

One of the most luxurious destinations in Greece, Rethymno will welcome you with its hospitality, high standards of service and Cretan cuisine. To the east, the longest beach in Crete (12km) awaits you.


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Travel Crete Private Tours – Transportations in Rethymno

  1. Air Transportations

There is no airport in Rethymno. Visitors to Crete Island are served by other airports of Crete Island: Chania airport and Heraklion airport that receive domestic flights from Athens and Thessaloniki and also charter flights in summer.

Transport from the airports of Chania and Heraklion to Rethymno can be done by bus, taxi or chauffeur service. The drive between Rethymno and either Chania or Heraklion is about 1 hour. Buses are daily and frequent.

Travel agencies and hotels often provide shuttle buses for their guests to get to or from the airport.


  1. Sea Transportations

For the previous years, there was no direct ferry from Piraeus to Rethymno and visitors were using the ports of Chania or Heraklion. However, in 2012, a local ferry started the routes and now connects directly Piraeus to Rethymno in about 8 hours. As the ferry company is local, no online bookings can be made yet.

Postal Address:

Nearchou 49, Rethymnon, 74131


Tel: +30 28310 20248

Fax: +30 28310 55150


  1. Public Transportations

KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A

Rethymno Office: +30 2831 022785

Information: +30 2831 022212

Information Chania: +30 2821 093052

Luggage storage: +30 2821 097497

Ticket Office: +30 2821 093306


  1. Travel Crete Private Tours Transportations

Shore Excursion – For guests who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary, a private car and driver is the answer

For guests, that intend to visit Crete for a short time ( passengers of Cruise ships -MSC Fantasia/Magnifica/Orchestra, Holland America Line’s/Noordam/Prinsendam/Ryndam/Rotterdam, Norwegian Cruises/Spirit, Costa, Aida, Nautica, Oceana, Ventura, Thomson, Mein Schiff, Arcadia, Aurora, Queen Mary/Elizabeth, Celestyal, Royal Princess – from the port of Heraklion , Chania and Agios Nikolaos ) we can provide chauffeur service, Vehicles with driver only, are offered on a half-day (four hours) basis.

If you choose the driver-only option, please be aware that the drivers’ command of English varies and that drivers cannot act as tour guides.

Vehicles are air-conditioned and are provided with a driver. Guests are not allowed to operate vehicle.

Type of vehicle used will be determined on number of guests booked.

Dress: If you plan to be visiting a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered. Comfortable flat-soled walking shoes, sun glasses and sunscreen are recommended.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

Cruise ship passengers (At time of booking or request), must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.


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