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Rethymno Carnival 2016

Rethymno Carnival 2016


Live, Act Create!

Carnival of Rethymno Program 2014

Carnival of Rethymno Program 2014


The detailed program of 2014

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Carnival of Rethymno 2013

Carnival of Rethymno 2013


Rethymno 2013

Song: Carnival of Rethymno

Song: Carnival of Rethymno


The official song of the Carnival of Rethymno by Fones tou Notou

Since 1914 beautiful Renaissance Rethymnon has been celebrating the carnival with its many humoristic events. A carnival of another era leaving behind its nostalgic aroma of romantic balls and the Rethymnians through laughter and their comical antics paying their tribute to "His Excellence, The King of the Carnival."

The Treasure Hunt, an old custom dating back to when the Carnival of Rethymno began about a century ago, was the reason for the creation of 'teams' in 1990, which would give birth once again to this age-old tradition.

In 1993, the Municipality of Rethymnon decided to help fund this popular event and requested the teams to take on the challenging task of creating and organising the Carnival of Rethymnon, which has become the most popular and famous Carnival of Crete!

The Organizing Committee of the Carnival welcomes you:

Stelios Sampson, Pepi Mpirliraki - Mamalaki, Ntinos Fragakos, Diamantoula Delimpasi, Giannis Dramilarakis, Thanasis Stavroulakis.

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Schedule of events

Τhe 2017 Rethymno's Carnival schedule of events...


  • Sunday 22/01/2017 Teenage Treasure Hunt

  • Saturday 04/02/2017 Opening Ceremony

  • 04 & 05/02/2017 Kids Treasure Hunt

  • Friday 10/02/2017 Crews Party for Treasure Hunt

  • 11-12/02/2017 28th Treasure Hunt


  • Τρίτη 14/02/2017 Old Greek Serenades

  • Friday 17/02/2017 Crews Dance 2017

  • Friday 24/02/2017 Cretan Serenades

  • Saturday 25/02/2017 Kid’s & Night parade

  • Sunday 26/02/2017 The Grand Parade

  • Monday 27/02/2017 Ash Monday

Contact us.

Address: Arkadiou 48-50 , 74100, Rethymno

Telephones: +30 2831040150 (Telephone) / +30 2831040149 (Fax)


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