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What is the best time of year to visit Rethymnon?

The summer months, May-October, are the best times to visit. Rethymnon is very hot in July and August, so if you like it a bit cooler, you may find the months either side more pleasant.

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What is the old town like in Rethymnon?

The old town is one of the best places to visit in Crete with small cobbled streets, traditional restaurants and classic shops.

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Are there tracks suitable for walking and running starting from Rethymnon?

Yes, from coastal and inland walks to picturesque villages to or a trail through a gorge-like valley. Please ask our resort team for further details.

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What excursions can I take from Rethymnon?

Rethymnon is an area of great historical importance and natural beauty, with many sights worth a visit such as the historical Monasteries of Preveli and Arkadi.

There are many organised bus tours to the most interesting sights in Crete that start from Rethymnon. You can book on a whole range of excursions from trekking Samaria Gorge to one day boat trips to Santorini. Just speak to your Thomas Cook rep at your hotel who will be able to give you full details and book you a place.

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Can I visit Samaria Gorge from Rethymnon?

Local agency, Hellenic Zeus, offers trips to the Samaria Gorge twice a week from Rethymnon, costing 48 euro plus entrance fee (6 euros) and boat fare (11 euros).