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


Ιnformation for visitors

During the Carnival period, which combines Fun & Vacation, Rethymno area holds a wide variety of diverse experiences to choose from. We encourage you to explore Rethymno this Carnival period and enjoy, besides the Carnival Events, Rethymno's magnificent nature and its delicious food.

Rethymno is the ideal playground for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. In Rethymno, there is never a shortage of things to do. From participating to the Carnival preparation to visiting cultural treasures such as the Fortress, the Arkadi Monastery or Eleutherna Museum and discovering hidden gems like Mili gorge, during the carnival period, your days in Rethymno can be as busy as you want them to be.

    You can find all the information you need in order to enjoy your visit in Rethymno here: Rethymno Guide
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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

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Hotels

Official hotel partners of Rethymno's Carnival


ALLARIA VILLA +30.6974466086 Email
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Amazing Villas +30.6980855085 Email
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ANTICA DIMORA SUITES +30.2831030810 Email
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ATRIUM AMBIANCE HOTEL 4* +30.2831057601 Email
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Avli 4* Katerina Xekalou +30.2831058250 Email
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Batis Hotel 2* Sfinias Nektarios +30.6946216808 Email
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CASA VITAE +30.2831035058 Email
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Cosmos Hotel 3* +30.2831052244 Email
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ELEONAS APARTMENTS +30.6942780049 Email
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Hotel Leonidas +30.2831051754 Email
Jason Apartments Hotel 3* +30.2831022542 Email
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Jo-An Palace +30.2831024241 Email
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Liberty Hotel 4* +30.2831055851 Email
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Makri Steno Apts Andreadakis Giorgos +30.2831055465 Email
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Menta Boutique Hotel +30.2831042200 Email
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Pepi Boutique hotel Mamalakis Iosif +30.2831026428 Email
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Steris Elegant Beach Hotel 3* Manolakaki Athanasia +30.2831028303 Email
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Z. BOUTIQUE HOTEL +30.2834052091 Email
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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:

6972266887, 6936589623, 6974808781

Pharmacies

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


Monday 12/2
08:30-20:30 ΠΕΡΙΣΤΕΡΑΚΗ
KOUMOUNDOUROU STR.
+30.2831025123
18:00-21:00 ΜΑΓΓΑΝΙΩΤΗΣ
7 AG. SIKELIANOU STR.
+30.2831027828
20:30 - 08:30 ΚΟΥΔΟΥΝΑΡΑΚΗΣ
60 MOATSOU STR.
+30.2831050640
Tuesday 13/2
08:30 - 20:30 ΔΑΝΔΟΥΛΑΚΗ
62 KOUNTOURIOTI STR.
+30.2831025888
20:30 - 08:30 ΚΑΛΟΓΕΡΑΚΗΣ
8 MOATSOU STR.
+30.2831022187
Wednesday 14/2
08:30 - 20:30 ΠΑΓΩΝΗ
33 MOATSOU STR.
+30.2831024158
18:00 - 21:00 ΣΠΑΝΤΙΔΑΚΗΣ
4 MARTIRON SQR.
+30.2831023666
20:30 - 08:30 ΠΑΠΑΤΖΑΝΗ
96 GERAKARI STR.
+30.2831023347
Thursday 15/2
08:30 - 20:30 ΔΑΦΝΟΜΗΛΗ
6 DIMOKRATIAS SQR.
+30.2831056850
20:30 - 08:30 ΚΟΥΔΟΥΝΑΡΑΚΗΣ
60 MOATSOU STR.
+30.2831050640
Friday 16/2
08:30 - 20:30 ΜΙΧΑΛΑΤΟΥ
19 ZAMPELIOU STR.
+30.2831026115
20:30 - 08:30 ΠΑΠΑΤΖΑΝΗ
96 GERAKARI STR.
+30.2831023347
Saturday 17/2
08:30 - 20:30 ΚΟΛΕΛΗΣ
21 EMM. PORTALIOU STR.
+30.2831050348
10:00 - 14:00 ΠΡΙΝΙΩΤΑΚΗΣ
81 KOUNTOURIOTΙ STR.
+30.2831027264
20:30 - 08:30 ΚΟΥΔΟΥΝΑΡΑΚΗΣ
ΜΟΑΤΣΟΥ 60
+30.2831050640
Sunday 18/2
08:30 - 20:30 ΣΤΕΦΑΝΑΚΗ ΕΛΕΝΗ
33 TZ. MPOUNIALI STR.
+30.2831050348
08:30 - 20:30 ΧΑΡΚΙΑΝΑΚΗΣ
31 ARKADIOU STR.
+30.2831027264
20:30 - 08:30 ΚΟΥΝΟΥΠΑΣ
17 MANIOUDAKI STR.
+30.2831022420


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Monday 19/2
08:30-20:30 ΘΩΜΑΔΑΚΗ
29 IG. GAVRIIL STR.
+30.2831028366
18:00-21:00 ΚΑΡΤΑΛΗΣ
ANTISTASEOS - TSOUDERON STR.
+30.2831023427
20:30 - 08:30 ΔΡΑΜΙΤΙΝΟΥ
5 H. DASKALAKI STR.
+30.2831023026
Tuesday 20/2
08:30 - 20:30 ΠΑΝΑΓΑΤΟΥ
86 EMM. PAHLA STR. 86
+30.2831023344
20:30 - 08:30 ΜΙΧΑΛΑΤΟΥ
19 ZAMPELIOU STR.
+30.2831026115
Wednesday 21/2
08:30 - 20:30 ΚΑΛΟΓΕΡΑΚΗΣ
8 MOATSOU STR.
+30.2831022187
18:00 - 21:00 ΚΟΥΔΟΥΝΑΡΑΚΗΣ
60 MOATSOU STR.
+30.2831050640
20:30 - 08:30 ΔΑΦΝΟΜΗΛΗ
6 DIMOKRATIAS SQR.
+30.2831056850
Thursday 22/2
08:30 - 20:30 ΤΣΙΟΜΠΙΚΑΣ
33 EMM. PAHLA STR.
+30.2831054706
20:30 - 08:30 ΘΩΜΑΔΑΚΗ
29 IG. GAVRIIL STR.
+30.2831028366
Friday 23/2
08:30 - 20:30 ΠΑΠΑΤΖΑΝΗ
96 GERAKARI STR.
+30.2831023347
20:30 - 08:30 ΜΑΓΓΑΝΙΩΤΗΣ
7 AG. SIKELIANOU STR.
+30.2831027828
Saturday 24/2
08:30 - 20:30 ΣΠΑΝΔΑΓΟΣ
1 IG. GAVRIIL - KRIARI STR.
+30.2831021022
10:00 - 14:00 ΤΣΙΟΜΠΙΚΑΣ
33 EMM. PAHLA STR.
+30.2831054706
20:30 - 08:30 ΚΟΥΔΟΥΝΑΡΑΚΗΣ
60 MOATSOU STR.
+30.2831050640
Sunday 25/2
08:30 - 20:30 ΚΑΒΒΑΛΟΥ
159 KOUNTOURIOTI STR.
+30.2831021115
08:30 - 20:30 ΔΑΦΝΟΜΗΛΗ
6 DIMOKRATIAS SQR.
+30.2831056850
20:30 - 08:30 ΠΑΝΑΓΑΤΟΥ
86 EMM. PAHLA STR.
+30.2831023344