Port of Rethymno

Venetian Port of Rethymnon

The Venetian Harbor of Rethymnon, next to the modern harbor of the city, with the Egyptian lighthouse of Rethymnon is one of the most picturesque areas of the Old Town of Rethymnon. It first operated in the Byzantine period (after 961), but flourished during the Venetian Times. The Venetians in the 14th century started major projects to face the problem of siltation, which holds till today. It is one of the most striking sceneries you can see in the town of Rethymnon and you can combine it with eating at one of the several seaside taverns.

Modern Port of Rethymno

The modern port of Rethymno, which is of national importance, is located within the bay in the northern part of the prefecture. It is a mixed-use port and is divided into the following sections:

- In the western part, with commercial, passenger use and cruise ship service. In this section, all loading and unloading of all kinds of goods are carried out, while occasionally tourist boats are also moored.

- In the eastern part (with passenger and tourist use) is the mooring of cruise ships and passenger ferries. This part of the port has larger land areas, with a total area of 33,500 square meters, which can serve all passenger, tourist and truck and car traffic. vehicles.

Since May 2014, a fully integrated security system has been operating based on an approved Port Facility Security Plan, according to the ISPS international security code. As provided by the International SOLAS Convention, the port of Rethymno is obliged to adopt and implement all security measures & procedures (according to the International Maritime Organization IMO), in the context of international maritime security, with the aim of improving the protection of port facilities, ships, personnel and cargo.