The city of Rethymnon is an ideal tourist destination for visitors who wish to explore the rich cultural heritage and the natural beauties of Crete. This well-organized city offers to visitors a variety of picturesque routes to follow and numerous historical monuments to visit. The old city of Rethymnon still preserves its old urban structure to a great extend, formed during the Venetian period and later reformed during the Turkish occupation. Rethymno is rich in monuments of exceptional beauty, like temples, monasteries, Venetian villages and castles. The blue seas and the picturesque land offer many opportunities for tours and sports like diving, sailing, cycling etc. In Rethymnon, you can find dozens of traditional coffee shops with local specialties.