The town of Rethymnon caters to the needs of the visitor, offering many places to stay as well as dining and shopping for all tastes. The Venetian port of Rethymnon only offer basic facilties itself, but there are many local businesses and services based around the port offering a more comprehensive amount of amenities.
Rethymnon Crete Port Information
The port of Rethymnon is connected with Piraeus (Athens port) but also with the port of Souda in Chania Crete. A Venetian wall protects the harbour. Behind the wall you will find the old, traditional town of Rethymnon. Ferry boats connect Rethymnon with the port of Piraeus in Athens daily. The itineraries are very frequent during the summer months. The cost of ferry tickets is not particularly high and varies depending on the demand and the type of the boat you will choose to travel.
Getting to Rethymnon Port
The suburban (KTEL) buses on the island of Crete are perfectly organised, due to the fact that the island of Crete is quite big. The suburban (KTEL) bus station is located in the city of Rethymnon and serves travellers so as they can reach many different destinations on Crete with low cost tickets. There are buses that connect Rethymnon with the other prefectures of Crete, as well as with regions in the southern area of the prefecture. The buses that connect Rethymnon, Heraklion and vice versa depart daily and start at 6.30 AM and end at 10.30 PM. There is local transportion to the villages of the nearby region, to the hotels and to the University of Crete. There are many taxi stations in Rethymnon and you can find them in the city center, in the central streets or at the port. Radio-taxi service is also available. The transfer cost is predetermined for most of the routes.
Ferry Itineraries from Rethymnon
You can travel from Rethymnon to Piraeus in Athens with the ferries of Anek Lines. The ferry itineraries to Piraeus are daily opeprated.
You can also travel from Rethymnon to Santorini with the ferry company Sea Jets. LANE Lines has a scheduled ferry itinerary from Rethymnon to Kithira and Piraeus (Athens port).
The main suburban bus station (KTEL) is approximately 1km from the city center away and you can take a bus to other major destinations of Crete, such as Chania, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos etc. A local bus also connects the suburban bus station with the city center. Every service is available within walking distance of the port.