View of Rethymno from the fortress.
|Time zone:||EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)|
|Elevation (min-max):||0 - 15 m (0 - 49 ft)|
|Mayor:||Giorgos Marinakis (PASOK)|
|Population statistics (as of 2001)|
|- Area:||397.5 km² (153 sq mi)|
|- Density:||138 /km² (358 /sq mi)|
Rethymno is the third biggest city of Crete island. It is in the north of Crete between Heraclion and Chania, the other big cities of Crete. Rethymno has 54,900 people. Rethymno has a big port and a beautiful old town and Castle. Today in Rethymno there is a university for literature studies.