The Municipality of Rethymnon includes the most important urban center and capital city of the prefecture, Rethymno. Rethymno has retained its color and character from the Venetian and Turkish periods. Rethymno is the capital of the homonymous prefecture of Crete.
It shows a lot of tourist traffic during the summer while the 7000 and more active students make the city especially lively during the rest of the year. The population of the city amounts to 32,468 inhabitants, while the population of the Municipality of Rethymno is 55,525 (2011 census).
The Municipality of Rethymno is formed by the Local Authorities. Rethymno, Kastelos, Armenon, Sellia, Roussospiti, Chromonastiriou, Maroula, Koumon, Kare, Gouledianon, Prasson and Oros ..
Rethymno is the seat of the homonymous municipality and the capital of the prefecture of Rethymno (inhabitants 32,468 2011). It is located on the north coast of Crete, on the east side of the Gulf of Almyros (at an altitude of 10). It is the third most populous urban center of Crete after Heraklion and Chania. It is the administrative, commercial and transportation center of the prefecture of Rethymno.
The city of Rethymnon is a very interesting tourist destination. The picturesque and well organized city is a paradise for the visitor who wants to spend a quiet vacation, taking walks in the picturesque alleys or enjoying the routes between the historical and natural monuments of the area. The old town of Rethymnon retains to a large extent its urban fabric, as it was formed during the Venetian rule, with the changes brought about by the Turkish conquest and the continuous habitation to this day. It has been declared a historical monument and a traditional settlement.
The Municipality actively contributes to the preservation of the historical heritage of all historical periods of the old city, the promotion and promotion of its cultural character, its tourist development, the upgrading of the quality of life of its inhabitants and the proper development of socio-economic activities. To a large extent, a set of projects has been planned and implemented, covering all the objects that constitute the physiognomy of the city and are connected with the history and the culture and architecture of the tradition.