Carnival in Rethymno – Cretan madness

The spirit of Venice in Rethymnon

One of the most picturesque corners of Crete invites to join the colorful celebration in the days before the Great Lent. The festival in Rethymnon, in its scope, firmly occupies range 2 in Greece, and, according to the Venetian color and dedication of inhabitants during their preparations, it certainly has no equal. The Carnival in Venice and the one in Rethymnon are similar in many respects, not only because of the program, but also due to the specific architecture of the cities, adding an appropriate color to the event. The Cretan Carnival fits into the Venetian style of the city as harmoniously, as if it existed here since the reign of the Doges. Meanwhile, this Carnival is much younger and has only been held since 1914.

In the time of the Carnival, Rethymnon plunges into a state of three-week euphoria. Townspeople, forgetting about business, spend time in their favorite cafes and participate in festivities in the streets of the Old Town. A rich program allows you to choose events for every taste.