Rethymno is located in Greece
Location within the region
Coordinates: 35°22′N 24°28′E / 35.367°N 24.467°E / 35.367; 24.467
Administrative regionCrete
Regional unitRethymno
 • MayorGiorgos Marinakis (PASOK)
 • Municipality396.3 km2 (153.0 sq mi)
Highest elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
741 00
Area code(s)28310
Vehicle registrationΡΕ

The Municipality of Rethymno (Greek: Δήμος Ρεθύμνης) is a municipality in the Rethymno of the region of Crete established by Kallikratis reform. It consists of the unification of the pre-existing municipalities Arkadi, Lappa, Rethymno and Nikiforos Fokas of Rethymno Prefecture. The extent of the new municipality is 396.256 km2 (152.995 sq mi),[2] and it had a population of 55,525 inhabitants at the 2011 census. The seat of the new municipality is the town Rethymno.[3]


The Municipality of Rethymno consists of the following communities:[3]

Agenda of cultural events in the municipality


Several areas of this municipality are included in the Cadastre system and is under the authority of the Cadastral Office of Rethymno, namely: the area and the suburbs of the city of Rethymno since 12 March 2012, Adele since 18 Mai 2006, Argyroupoli since 28 March 2005, Armenoi since 15 September 2005, Atsipopoulo since 3 January 2006, Gerani since 28 March 2005, Episkopi, Archontiki, Koufi and Karoti since 21 July 2005, Maroulas since 21 July 2005, Prasies since 7 July 2005, Prines since 6 October 2005, Rousospiti since 21 July 2005, Chromonastiri since 7 July 2005[5]


The province of Rethymno (Greek: Επαρχία Ρεθύμνης) was one of the provinces of the Rethymno Prefecture. It had the same territory as the present municipality.[6] It was abolished in 2006.


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  3. ^ a b "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  4. ^ "Renaissance Festival". Tourism Promotion Committee of Rethymno Prefecture. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Greek Cadastre Areas". Ktimatologio S.A. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). (39 MB) (in Greek and French)