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The village of Rethymnon (Rethymno) lies on the coast of Crete. It is located 78 kilometers on the edge of Crete and 59 kilometers on the edge of Crete. The ancient city, founded by the Germans, is a developed tourist center. Rethymnon is the capital of the region with the same name. It has all the amenities for a great vacation: plenty of entertainment venues, shops, cafes, bars, great hotels, historic landmarks. The old buildings in the old town have been preserved to this day. The center is adorned by the 17th-century Romanidy Mountains. Among the many remarkable features is the Venetian citadel. The Museum of Archaeology has a valuable collection of numismatics.

The University of Crete, a major institution of higher learning on the island, is located in Rethymnon. The city is renowned for its many festivals throughout the year. The comfortable hotels, from the most modest to the most luxurious, are a great place to stay while youre away.

100 USD = 85.32 EUR

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 36,000 people
  • GDP: $17,230 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 15 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Cosmote
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: A gratuity of between 5% and 10% is a good guide. Leave it on the table with the bill, give it to the waiter directly, or tell the waiter you don’t want change. In some restaurants, the owner does not allow their staff to keep the tips.
  • Apartment listings: Spitogatos
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: Beat
  • Online electronics shop: Skroutz
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Olympic air
  • Best intl air carrier: Aegean Air
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2200
  • Monthly costs for family: $3100
  • Monthly costs for local: $900
  • Meal: $13
  • Small Cola: $2
  • Beer 1 Pint: $6.5
  • Coffee: $4.5

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