The Archeological museum of Rethymno was founded in 1887. Since 1991 the museum is located in the center of the old town of Rethymno opposite the main entrance of Fortezza. The museum hosts findings from various ancient sites, caves and excavations all over the prefecture of Rethymnon in Crete.
These findings date from the Late Neolithic and Proto-Minoan times till the late Roman period. In particular, the exhibits include vessels, tools, figurines, statues, collections of coins, weapons etc.
Arkadiou Street, or Sabbionara, was during Venetian era but also today one of the most important streets of the urban fabric of the city. Lying in the heart of modern Rethymnon, it combines the oriental features of the Turkish period with Renaissance-style Venetian architecture.
The Missiria is actually a suburb of Rethymno, within walking distance from the city center, just 3 km to the east and on the long sandy beach. Access from Rethymnon is very easy with regular and frequent bus, taxi and rented or private cars and motorcycles.