Music in Rethymno

Rethymno Renaissance Festival

For two weeks in July, Rethymno celebrates its Renaissance pedigree with top-flight concerts featuring international artists, held in the fortress’ Erofili Theatre and in the Neratzes Mosque.
Carnival in Rethymno


The annual pre-Lent celebrations bring four weeks of dancing and masquerading, games and treasure hunts, and a grand street parade. Festivities usually fall around February or March.