Cretan Diet Festival
Cretan Diet Festival has become an important event in Rethymno and Crete promoting the local products, Cretan culture and the Cretan way of eating, that has received a lot of attention all over the world as a model of healthy eating. During the festival you can enjoy many cultural events such as concerts, interactive presentations of food and wine tasting. We invite you to be part of this unique experience and enjoy the festival at the Municipal Garden of Rethymno between the 1st and 15th of July.
Every late February/early March, strange and colorful floats decorated in bright and sometimes controversial themes followed by hordes of disguised people create Rethymnon’s carnival. Known as the biggest of its kind in Crete and 2nd in Greece. This is set on a holiday known as "Apokries" (the Greek Halloween). A whole festival is held every year during the last week where the big carnival parade is the highlight of the celebration and great fun for adults and kids alike.
Laiki (open air market)
“Laiki” is an open air market located in different areas 3 times a week throughout the city of Rethymnon. Local producers and lots of different merchants sell vegetables, fruit, dairy products, clothes, shoes etc.
Tallaia Festival is a complex of cultural events in order to promote creative expression in all artistic fields. The festival is held in the Municipality of Mylopotamos hosted by the Cultural Organization, Tourism and Youth of Mylopotamos "The Avlopotamos” in cooperation with the local communities.
It is an annual festival during July and August held in the region of Mylopotamos which includes theatrical plays, local music concerts accompanied with local dancers and various exhibitions of photographers, hagiographers, sculptors etc.
Renaissance Festival is an annual festival during June and September held in theatre “Erofili” on the fortress of “Fortezza”. It is a complex of cultural events in order to promote the history of Renaissance literature and music including theatrical plays, music concerts, exhibitions etc. The festival is hosted by the Municipality of Rethymnon.
“Trigos” is the harvesting of the grapes in order to be processed for the production of wine. Every August and according to weather conditions local producers pick the grapes in order to product wine and traditional “raki”.