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Rethymno Carnival 2016

Rethymno Carnival 2016


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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


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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

Your diary for the 2016 Rethymno's Carnival.


  • Thuersday 10/03/2016 City tour on bicycle

    19:00 Agnostos Square

  • Friday 11/03/2016 Cretan Serenades

    Traditional Cretan Serenades will fill the streets of the old town of Rethymno, participating the Orchestra of traditional music from the Music School of Rethymno.
    18:30 All over the old town. 20.30 Party at Agnostos square

  • Saturday 12/03/2016 Kid’s parade

    17:00 Meeting at “Astali” hotel
    Party at 2nd Primary School


  • Sunday 13/03/2016 The Grand Parade

    14:00 Big parade of carnival floats - teams. Meeting & departure point at Theotokopoulou interchange
    19:00 Closing ceremony - burning of the King Carnival along the beach front of the old town of Rethymno

  • Monday 14/03/2016 Ash Monday

    12:00 Rethymno – traditional events at the beach front of the old town of Rethymno (El. Venizelou Str.)

Contact us.

Address: Arkadiou 48-50 , 74100, Rethymno

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


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