In recent years Rethymno has created a remarkable series of festivals and celebrations
CARNIVAL Every year, late February to early March, the biggest carnival of Crete and one of the three most important in Greece is taking place and lasts 10 days. (foto apo parelasi)
CELEBRATION OF CRETAN FOOD & WINE Early July in the municipal city garden with many side events - presentations and nights with traditional music and dancing. (foto apo giorti tou krasioy)
SUMMER FESTIVAL During the summer there is a daily choice of theatrical performances, concerts, art exhibitions, traditional festivals and fairs in the mainland and many others.
RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Early September theatrical performances, concerts, exhibitions and events with reference to European and Cretan Renaissance.