Rethimno apart from the element of culture
exists intense the element of sports. In the city
function enough athletic associations with most
important the Group of Classic Sports Arkadi (O.K.A
This association has departments in a lot of sports,
as basketball (the team of Arkadi plays in
the third National category), volleyball, athletics,
waightlifting and many more.
Also has elected enough athletes of track in Pan-Hellenic
level. Also Rethimno has a volleyball team, O.PE.R. (Group of Volleyball Rethimno)
that plays in the
A'1 National Category.
The more important thing in any
case that concerns sports in the Rethimno is the
track race Vardinogianneia. The
race which carried out for first time in 1985 and
since then it is carried out each year from the
association "UNION ATROMITOS RETHYMNIAKOS"
(E.A.R), with the support and sponsoring of Ministry
of Sports and with the collaboration of S.E.G.A.S.
Station in the history and development of the race
was the 9th Vardinogianneia in 1993, that were
carried out in the news then E.A.K. of Gallos
Rethymno, stage of Olympic specifications that is
rightly characterized "Stage of records",
after from 1993 until 1999 they have been achieved
in Vardinogianneia 24 national records.
From then that the race is carried out in stage
with flexible carpet have participated in them all
the big Greek champions and enough known foreigners.
In December ' the 99 European ' Federation of Track
evaluating the organisational efforts of E.A.R. and
the qualitative development of meeting classified
the Vardjnogja'nneja in category EAA PERMIT
materialising thus one still high objective of
Finally in the Rethimno there
are a lot of friends of mechanically-driven sports.
The past few years are organised in the city enough
car and motorcycle races, and since1998 functions the
Rethymnian Club of Car (RE.LA), which deals with
the of car races.
At this point we should
mention for the extreme-sports lovers that in
Rethymno there is the National Climbing Club (E.OS.).
The club organizes trips and climbig in the
mountains of Rethymno and of all Crete every weekend
offering an extreme life full of excitement to those
who participate and also a chance to escape from the
Photographs from the
motorcycle race that took place in the Marina
of Rethimno at 21/9/2003
The olympic champion of
Sj'dney! Kostas Kente'ris in the