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Rethymnon - Asteri / West Crete


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Sport and Entertainment
 
On the more than 15 kms long sandy beach that lines the bay of Rethymnon there are plenty of sports and watersports on offer.

This includes volleyball, windsurfing, water skiing, paragliding, sailing, wetbikes, jet skiing, pedaloes and much more.

Bars, discotheques and a colourful nightlife can be found along the bay es well, and all-year in the picturesque Venetian old town of Rethymnon.
 
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Marianna's Workshop

in the tiny mountain village of Maroulas (9 kms) above Adele is a herb shop where tea-mixtures and oil essences from native plants are on offer, which help to allay many complaints in a natural way.

Marianna organizes botanological walks in the village's surroundings on every Wednesday, where she not only shows the native plants and their habitats but also explains about when which plants can be harvested, and why.
 
The walks start on every Wednesday morning at 10:00 am and take about 4 hours.
 
The Rakokásano

of Nektarios Mathioudakis (2 kms) is a typical small wine press and Raki distillery. They work from August till November and everybody is welcome to come and watch.

In Crete, small enterprises like this exist everywhere. The farmers from the neighbourhood have their grapes pressed here, and Raki is being made from the rape.

Nektarios sells wine and Raki from his own production all-year as well.
 
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To watch production at the Rakokásano also means to taste the products. So it is recommended to bring some cutlets or sausages along in order to put them on the barbecue as in Crete, drinking alcohol on an empty stomach is estimated to be unhealthful.
 
The Atlantis Diving Center

has it's main seat at the Rithymna Beach Hotel (6 kms) in Adelianos Campos near Rethymnon.

A branch office is located at the Club Marine Palace Hotel $include.atlantis.2 in Panormo.

The Atlantis team offers dive training with PADI standards for beginners as well as for advanced training with diving excursions for experienced divers.
 
There are no mass dives but safe diving in smaller groups with individual care.
 
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Health Tourism

The dentist Evi Papadaki-Ninou (University of Erlangen-Nuremburg, Germany) has her office in the city of Rethymnon, and just around the corner there is the prosthetic dentistry plant cretadent where they use tools and material from Germany as well.

Holiday-makers who speak English or German can therefore use their vacation for having dental crowns, pontics, dentures etc. manufactured and applied.
 
Due to the low wage level in Greece, dental prosthesis is much cheaper here.
 
The Church of Peter and Paul in Misiria

is one of the biggest in the area of Rethymnon. The construction process started in 1994 and mainly the inside of the church is most beautiful, but the building has still not been completed. The reasons for this are shown in the official website of the church (9 kms).

If you like so, just stop by during the service on a Sunday morning. The parish is always glad to have guests visiting them, and for small donations they are glad as well.
 
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Weddings in Crete

In Rethymnon in a side lane of the beach road, there is a small enterprise which specializes in professional organization of private events.

Annika Schneider and Caroline Austen who run the "moments" enterprise are experts. They arrange weddings, engagements, vow renewals, honeymoons, anniversaries, baptisms, jubilees, birthdays and other festivities in the entire area of Rethymnon.
 
And they care for every detail from choosing the appropriate locations and venues up to procuring all essential papers and documents.
 
Costa Costa's

optician's workshop hides in the Gherakari street in the inner city of Rethymnon.

Costantino Costa passed his professional training in Italy and then worked at Duesseldorf (Germany) for some time before he came to Rethymnon in 1996.

In Greece, the low wage level makes glasses and contact lenses considerably cheaper than in many other countries.
 
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Tools and materials do however not suit for saving expenses, as for quality reasons they are predominantly ordered from Germany and come at their prices.
 

Activities

Swimming pool     ul  
Whirlpool     ul  
Watersport center     ul   4 kms
Diving center     ul   6 kms
Marina     ul   13 kms
Restaurants     ul   1,500 meters
Tavernas     ul   300 meters
Kafenia     ul   300 meters
Bars     ul   3 kms
Disco     ul   8 kms

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Contact / Site notice
Manolis Kardamitsis
Asteri
GR-74100 Rethymnon
E.O.T. license no.:
MHTE 1041K92003051201
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GR-74100 Rethymnon-Pighi
Fax 0030 28310 20011
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