Rethymno is one of the four prefectures of Crete. It is situated between Chania to the west and Heraklio to the east. The prefecture of Lasithi is situated at the eastern-most part of the island. Crete is covered with a dense network of roads with the National Road being its main artery, which follows the northern coastal line from west to east
The town of Rethymno on the island of Crete represents a place of contrasts, boasting a long and remarkable history as well as untouched places of natural beauty and living traditions.