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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“When you vivit Rethymnon, you should definately visit this castle and get pictures from above.Concerts are usually organised there, so if you are lucky, you might enjoy some....”
  • 54 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Would you like to know what to see in Bodrum? Enjoy the International Bodrum Ballet Festival at the historical Bodrum Castle, bringing together artists and art lovers to enjoy the history and culture of Bodrum.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“#1 recomendation for sea food in Rethymno, really worth a try. Price 20-30€ ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“The Venetian Harbour of Rethymnon, next to the modern harbour of the city, with the Egyptian lighthouse is one of the most picturesque areas of the old town. It operated in the Byzantine period (after 961), but flourished during the Venetian period. The Venetians in the 14th century started major projects to facing the problem of siltation, which holds till today.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Lounge
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“From the classic choices for coffee and drink, a lounge cafe with years of experience.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Museum
“Located in Rethymno, this museum’s collections have emerged through the quests of Greek artists from the 1950’s onwards, with particular emphasis on the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The visitor can thus see adequate examples of Art from the second half of our century; from abstraction and cubism to neo-expressionism, representational art, minimalism, assemblages, conceptual art, photography, computer processed works. Usually, there are themed collections and exhibitions.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Described as "One of the Seven World Wonders of ancient times" It is an inexpensive museum to see the remaining ruins of this building. Must be visited during Bodrum stay ...”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“It is the most known place in Rethymnon! You can start with Breakfast or Brunch and continue with deserts. The evening and night will follow with drinks! One place for every time of the day!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Halikarnas Club , ünü dünyayı dolaşmış olan bir gece kulübüdür , bir çok ünlünün ve turistin uğrak yeridir .”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cretan Restaurant
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“23 mins - Central Heraklion - unique variety of organic dishes, fabulously prepared and served by knowledgeable and friendly staff. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Ancient amphitheater with stunning view of Bodrum, placed there to be visible from the castle.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Fountain
“Little fountain in the middle of old town built in 1626 by the Venetian governor Rimondi.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The museum presents the natural environment of East Mediterranean and especially of Crete. A lot of exhibits are interactive and there are many activities for children and families. Some of the museum's highlights are the "living museum" the collections with alive animals like iguanas and the impressive and educational earthquake simulator. Nice educational gifts can be found at the museum shop! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
National Park
“Saklıkent national park is special area where is canyon and its possible to go there from Fethiye in one hour and one bus. There are restautants on river and you can eat a lunch when your legs in cold water:) ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in the Greek Quarters in Bodrum, this is definitely the BEST fish restaurant in Bodrum. Serves a fresh selection of fish, seafood and home made Turkish meze”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“Patara is the 3rd longest beach in the world. Approximate length is 18 km. Parachute water skiing is a rare beach. also the ancient city of Patara is next to this beach.       ”
  • 21 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“#1 recomendation for sea food in Rethymno, really worth a try. Price 20-30€ ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Cretan Restaurant
“23 mins - Central Heraklion - unique variety of organic dishes, fabulously prepared and served by knowledgeable and friendly staff. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in the Greek Quarters in Bodrum, this is definitely the BEST fish restaurant in Bodrum. Serves a fresh selection of fish, seafood and home made Turkish meze”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“(Greek cuisine of everyday life). You can enter the interior, and after seeing, choose your dishes!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Worth going! The prices might be a bit high but you can enjoy and see a beautiful sunset!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Taverna
“We recommend this Restaurant 100% for the quality . atmosphere and value for money. Just make sure you book in advance as it is always fully booked :)”
  • 29 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“NAMMOS MYKONOS A STAR IS BORN In 2003 Nammos was created in an effort to amalgamate all the charisma and appeal of the fascinating beach of Psarou in a venue that would eventually redefine opulent beach life. A restaurant that serves sophisticated dishes; a beach bar where the parties seem to emerge from the waves; an establishment that never seizes to improve, introducing its devotees with new services and exquisite facilities year after year.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy great local food. Not far from the villa, we can make a reservation for you. Greek folklor nights once per week.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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