2-day trip
to north

Rethymno - Fodele

Ierapetra - Rethimno - Fodele
One way approx. 219.0 km, 3h 10min driving time

The town of Rethymno is a beauty! It feels like being on eternal holidays with its picturesque alleys and its great gastro bars and cafes. Wander around the old town and feel the charm and romance. The Venetian harbour and fortress are Rethymno’s jewels where the island’s historical phases meet and mingle. Do grab the chance and drive south: the southern coast is exotic-like with secluded, sandy beaches and amazing views.

Things to Do

  • Drive and visit the Holy Arkadi monastery, an important historical sight of the island.
  • Visit Rethymno’s Contemporary Art Museum.
  • During the carnival period, Rethymno hosts one of the biggest parties in Greece.

On your way back to your hotel, it’s worth stopping in Fodele. El Greco (Dominikos Theotokopoulos) was one of the greatest painters and sculptors of the Spanish Renaissance. Fodele is believed to be his hometown and you can visit the beautiful El Greco house and museum which is at walking distance from the town. The area is full of orange groves: enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice in one of the village’s cafes.



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