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Rethymnon Cretan Diet Festival

For years, the Touring Club of Rethymnon, in collaboration with the Municipality of Rethymnon, organised the Rethymnon Wine Festival – a 2-week celebration of Cretan wine, music and dance. An entrance fee was charged, you bought a carafe and some glasses, and you could drink as much wine as you wanted, whilst listening to some very good Cretan music and watching some fantastic dancing.

For several different kinds of reasons, over the last years, the wine festival did not take place every year.

In 2008 the municipality of Rethymnon took the decision to stop organising the Wine Festival, at least in the format that we got to know it.

In 2009 the Wine Festival was re-introduced, but with a complete new identity and format.

In 2012 the identity of the festival was changed again. The 1st Cretan Diet Festival, organised by the Municipality and the Prefecture, is born!!!  

The 2015 Festival will take place from July 1st until July 7th

Click here to view the festival programme in .pdf format (when it become available).


  Watch the video from the 2013 festival!
  Watch the video from the 2011 festival!
  Watch the video from the 2010 festival!
  Watch the video from the 2009 festival!