The famous Rethymno Carnival that kicked off on January 27 to culminate on Sunday February 18 is going strong for another year with thousands of visitors coming from all over Greece.
This year’s theme is “Be Your Best Self” and the various carnival teams are giving their best selves to outdo each other. Groups with hilarious names like “The Scatterbrains”, “The “Fingerpointed”, “The Clueless”, “The Dufuses”, “The Troublemakers” or “The Rest” are guaranteed to spread lots of laughs to all.
This weekend the children’s Treasure Hunt was a lot of fun for kids and adults alike. On Saturday the big fundraiser raised money as local businesses made donations to keep the Retrhymno Carnival up to its high standards.
Everyone in Rethymno is preparing feverishly for Sunday the 18th when the imaginative floats will parade the city streets with the “carnivalistas” singing, dancing and teasing. Last year there were 15,000 levellers celebrating until the early hours of Clean Monday and, as locals believe, why should there be less this year?