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The Best Bars In Rethymno, Crete

The Best Bars In Rethymno, Crete

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Rethymno is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece’s island of Crete and will amaze you with its picturesque old city, the Venetian castle, the virgin beaches and impressive nightlife. Here are the best bars worth a visit.

Akti Almyrikia

Akti Almyrikia is a beach bar 10 kilometers east of the city of Rethymno that you will reach through the old Heraklion-Rethymno highway. Here, you will enjoy refreshing cocktails by the beach, under the sounds of loud music, while you can also enjoy a dive in its swimming pool. It’s ideal for all kinds of visitors, from groups of young people who want to party until late to families who want to enjoy a relaxed afternoon.

Akti Almyrikia | Courtesy of Akti Almyrikia
Akti Almyrikia | Courtesy of Akti Almyrikia

Baja Beach Club

Baja Beach Club is a seaside resort, near the village of Platania. Its bartenders choose mainly fresh organic products mixed with alcoholic beverages to create classic and creative cocktails. The beach bar serves a wide range of special cocktails, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.

© Baja Beach Club

© Baja Beach Club


O Kipos tou Ali Vafi

O Kipos tou Ali Vafi is located close to the Municipal Garden of Rethymno, in the garden of a historic Venetian building. The atmospheric garden hosts concerts, music nights, art exhibition and a wide variety of other events all year long. Visit it to enjoy a drink accompanied with an authentic cultural experience.

Akti's view of the sea | Courtesy of Akti Armyrikia
Akti’s view of the sea | Courtesy of Akti Armyrikia

Figaro Social

Since 1993, the historic and well known Figaro, operates as a coffee shop and a bar, as well as a social meeting place for people who appreciate fine arts, good taste and music. It is one of the most-loved places in Rethymno, often organizing events such as theatrical performances, concerts and exhibitions in order to promote the local cultural production and provide customers with art experiences at the same time. You should visit this place either for a classy morning espresso or a drink at night.

Live music concert at Figaro cafe | Courtesy of Figaro cafe
Live music concert at Figaro cafe | Courtesy of Figaro cafe

Ice Club

Ice Club is a dynamic bar-club in the city of Rethymno, on Salaminos street. It attracts countless young locals and tourists who enjoy partying until the late hours under the loud sounds of Greek and foreign music, especially on the weekend.

Metropolis Music Club

This mainstream club is located next to the Venetian port of the old city, and is especially loved by the locals. Open all year long, it attracts numerous crowds with its great drinks, as well as the live music nights and the fun karaoke nights.