Renaissance Festival of Rethymnon
Each summer, Rethymnon hosts a Renaissance Festival, with a programme of theatre performances, music, dance and visual arts. Over the years all the works of Cretan playwrights have been performed at the festival, along with plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, Goldoni and others. Musicians from all over the world perform a wide range of music, from the period of the Renaissance to the present. Dancing performances, exhibitions of paintings, speeches and cinema fill the rest of the menu.