In this article we will give you some suggestions for the various bars, clubs and cafes in Rethymnon to make your stay in Crete even more enjoyable! The bars on old town and the harbour, the typical Cretan tavernas and cafeneions and the clubs close to la Fortezza will definitely surprise you. From young clubbers to refined visitors, Rethymno has what you need!

Genuine authenticity in Crete: Greek Taverna
Simply walking around the old town and the harbour you will find a large range of café’s, bars, and clubs. They all have their own style and “public”. Typical Cretan tavernas and cafeneions are easily recognisable through their authentic style and are a must see for any kind of visitor.

Our tip? Definitely the Minares taverna! This taverna ran by a Cretan family will spontaneously show you the authentic Cretan hospitality. Of course you don’t want to leave the tavern before having tried their Cretan Coffee.

For a pleasant time: Rethymnon Café’s and Bars
Rethymnon also hosts a high variety of café’s and bars. From the Figaro café, popular amongst students and artists, to the Rock Café which caters a wider range of visitors. For the younger crowd in search of a night out there is the Metropolis, hosting both a bar and a club.

Rethymnon Crete: Nightlife
If you fancy going to clubs, Rehtymnon has several places that should feed your lust for partying. The Fortezza Club on the harbour is open all year long and the Metropolis Club, which we mentioned earlier, is another great option. It is also located on the harbour and provides interesting events all year round!

More Tips
If you are a young (group of) traveller(s) try the Karma Café-Bar. This is a place where local and foreign students gather to enjoy their nights in a different way than clubbing. It is located at the end of the harbour street while walking to the North. The 9/8 Café located on the Arkadiou street on the harbour is also a great option!

If you are travelling with your family and kids, we would recommend going to one of the tavernas or bars in Crete. The Kyria Maria taverna will fit your need for Cretan authenticity and familial atmosphere. It is located on the 20th of Moshovitou Street (which is near the harbour in the Old town).

If you are a couple travelling try one of the romantic café’s on the Rimondi fountain place like the Vasiliko Café!

We hope this has been a useful guide in helping you find a nice bar, club or cafe in Rethymnon. There is a lot more to discover though, so don’t forget to explore the city as well!

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