Every year the Carnival has a theme on which the festival unfolds. In the year of 2014 the participants focused on the theme for the 100 years of Carnival History and in the year of 2015 the theme was an invitation for the visitors to “Become a child with us” regardless of ones age. This year’s theme is a strong message about working and creating together: Live, Act Create!
Each of us is uniquely important, but when we are all together we are able to upgrade and participate in something greater than ourselves, hoping that everybody who enjoys the Carnival of Rethymno will loose themselves in our festive celebration!
Schedule of events
Traditional Cretan Serenades will fill the streets of the old town of Rethymno, participating the Orchestra of traditional music from the Music School of Rethymno.
18:30 All over the old town. 20.30 Party at Agnostos square
17:00 Meeting at “Astali” hotel
Party at 2nd Primary School
14:00 Big parade of carnival floats – teams. Meeting & departure point at Theotokopoulou interchange
19:00 Closing ceremony – burning of the King Carnival along the beach front of the old town of Rethymno
12:00 Rethymno – traditional events at the beach front of the old town of Rethymno (El. Venizelou Str.)