In the old town of Rethymnon, or along the sea-side road, you will find elegant and stylish café bars which are the locals’ favourites, students and visitors alike.
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To make a perfect coffee is easy. All you need is a blend of good quality and a man who knows the art of preparation. The hard part is to build a good place. Coffee is not just a drink.
Tholos is an arena staging live performances, situated in an old Venetian building of the 17th century. In its atmospheric environment that is dominated by arches and bare stone, it mostly features rock and alternative bands.
In a historical building with two domes (once housing the Venetian cavalry and later the residence of Ali Vafi, the great Turkish merchant) there is a mystical and hidden garden that hosts concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events throughout the year.
On Rethymno’s beach road the attractively decorated Barcode is open all day long, for coffee in the morning and drinks at night. Patrons are mostly youngsters who party the night out with loud beat music.
An alternative spot located in the old city’s alleyways in an impressive Venetian building with stone arches. It is considered to be one of the most atmospheric places in the town since it combines jazz, funk, Latin and ethnic music sounds, innovative decoration, bringing in sophisticated crowds. An outdoor space for relaxing and people watching is much enjoyed.
This mainstream club is situated right beside the Venetian harbour in the Old Town and is very popular amongst the locals who always call in here on a night out on the town. Greek, dancing, disco and rock music form the playlist menu and also they organise karaoke nights.
Living Room is the starting point of Rethymno’s night life on the beach road: a must-do lounge café either for coffee and desserts, beer and dips or cocktails and drinks. The finger food is exceptional also. Trendy youngsters in their crowds raise the tempo when night comes and the music gets louder.
A typical Irish Pub in the heart of Rethymno! Consequently, beer consumption is continuous and rock music is frequently heard – all set against a multicultural decoration, with items drawn from all over the world.