University of Crete
University of Crete – Department of Economics
Gallos Campus
Rethymno, August 27-30, 2024

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Late August is a great time to visit Crete. The sun is hot but not blazingly hot, like July, the water is warm, everything is open, the days are still long, the evenings are warm enough to spend time outside, tourists are around but it’s not as crowded as in July or early August. It is also a great time to go hiking in the Cretan gorges or to take a road trip around Crete and enjoy some of the best beaches in the world (e.g. Elafonissi beach, Balos beach and many many more), the stunning scenery, the archaeological sites and the hundreds of caves scattered around the island. Discover more on

Rethymnon is one of the most beautiful towns in Crete and in Greece altogether. Rethymnon has one of the best-preserved old districts on Crete with aristocratic buildings from the 15th and 16th centuries. Narrow streets, a small Venetian harbor, and an impressive Venetian Fortress are some of the must-sees. The nightlife in Rethymnon is particularly vivid with a great variety of cafe-bars open long after midnight. A wide range of restaurants, including tavernas with authentic Cretan cuisine, as well as the long sandy beach within a walking distance from the city center, make Rethymnon an ideal destination. Find out more about Rethymno on