The prefecture of Rethymno may be the smallest on the island, but this does not make it barren of natural wealth and culture. The authenticity and grandeur of the landscape is perfectly identified with the spirit of the locals and this is confirmed by the hospitality and respect that they will generously offer to you.
From the highest peak of the island, Psiloritis, where greek mythology states that Zeus, the father of Gods and people, was raised, to the picturesque fishing villages of Bali and Panormo on the Northern coastline, the visitor has the opportunity to admire imposing monuments and findings of thousands of years.
Byzantine, Romans, Ottoman, Arabs and Venetians walked the historical path of Crete with the latter being the first to realize the strategic position of the Rethymnon area. Over the centuries, Rethymnon has been a crossroads of cultures and religions, while today it is a true symbol of self-sacrifice and revolution, as nothing was able to take away freedom from this place.