Information for Guests

In this section you may find useful information on how to come and where to stay.

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How to come

Urban buses serve the city and the suburbs of Rethymno from early in the morning until late in the evening. Intercity buses connect Rethymno to various regions of Crete in order to make inhabitants and visitors transport easier.

The region of Rethymno is reachable by plane through the Airports of Chania and Heraklion and by ferry through the Ports of Chania (Souda) and Heraklion.

  • - Buses Rethymno/Chania: 28310 22212
  • - Olympic Air: 801 801 01 01
  • - Aegean Airlines: 801 11 20000
  • - ANEK Lines: 210 4197420, Chania Office: 28210 27500-4
  • - MINOAN Lines Ferries: 801 11 75000
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Parking Areas

During the Night Parade the police will close the main avenue KOUNTOURIOTI since 19:30. Please avoid parking during this day since 14:00.

On Sunday during the Grand Parade and from early in the morning special guidance will be given for drivers to park on:

Harbor & Marina, Western area of the REGIONAL UNIT OF RETHYMNO building, Courthouse square, Parking area next to central Bus Station, Next to Restaurant HELIOVASILEMATA, Stamathioudaki Avenue, St. Fotini Church in Koubes, Open market area at Rena Synatsaki, 3rd Grammar School / 1st & 2nd High School, Police Academy (public service cars), Fessas parking next to the harbor (10:00 - 19:00), MEGARO/PELAGOS Music Halls (bus pick-up every 10 min. from 12:00 - 24:00), Gallos Stadium



Official hotel partners of Rethymno's Carnival

Antica Dimora Suites 3* +30.2831030810 Email
Astali Hotel 3* +30.2831024721 Email
Brascos Hotel 3* +30.2831023721 Email
Casa Vitae Luxury Suites 4* +30.2831035058 Email
Cosmos Hotel 3* +30.2831052244 Email
Ideon Hotel 3* +30.2831028667 Email
Jason Apartments Hotel 3* +30.2831022542 Email
Jo-An Palace 3* +30.2831024241 Email
Leonidas Hotel 3* +30.2831051754 Email
Makri Steno Apts +30.2831055465 Email
Mamangakis Apartments +30.2831023862 Email
Odyssia Beach +30.2831027874 Email
Omiros Boutique Hotel +30.2831027874 Email
Pepi Studios 3* +30.2831026428 Email
Steris Elegant Beach Hotel 3* +30.2831028303 Email

Safety Instructions

Dear Carnival participant, spectator and guest, in any case of emergency, health problem or injury first call the Emergencies 166 and then look for the nearest Red Cross Rescue team, or go to one of the First Aid Stations that are located:

  • 3rd High School (Koudourioti Avenue - opposite the 4th Martyrs Church)
  • Ierolohiton Square (next to T Bank)
  • Surrounding area of National Bank of Greece (Kolonaki)
  • ISObox at the entrance of the Marina

You can also look into the map for spots where the Red Cross Rescue teams will be located. The map will be distributed by the media.

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Emergency Phone Numbers:

European Emergency: 112

Fire Brigade: 199

Police: 100

Coast Guard: 108

Ambulance: 166

Poisoning Center: 210.7793777

Hellenic Red Cross / Volunteer Rescuers:

6981070700, 6974813851, 6937785288, 6977401767


A list of open pharmacies during the last weekend of the carnival.

08:30-20:30 THOMADAKI
29 IG. GAVRIIL ST. (Opposite the Mun. Garden)
10:00-14:00 MPROKALAKI
2 KOUMOUNDOUROU ST. (Next to BARRIO - Mun. Garden)
20:30-08:30 KOUNDOURAKIS
08:30-20:30 KALOGERAKIS
8 MOATSOU ST. (Opposite the Post Office)
10:00-14:00 MASTORAKIS
20 PORTALIOU ST. (Opposite Savoidakis in Kalithea)
20:30-08:30 TSIOBIKAS
33 EM. PACHLA ST. (Next to TEI in Perivolia)

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