Details / Information  Overview:

The Municipal Gallery “L.Kanakakis” was founded in 1992. From its beginning, the Municipal Gallery was housed in a Venetian Building in the centre of the old, historical town of Rethimnon, below the Fortezza and the Archaeological Museum.

Its permanent collection includes works of Lefteris Kanakakis (oil paintings, drafts and aquarelles) thus representing all the stages of his achievements and works of contemporary Greek artists, thus covering a wide spectrum of modern Greek art as it has been accomplished from 1950 until today. In 1995, the town of Rethimnon was incorporated into the National Cultural Network and, as a result the Centre for Contemporary Art. Since 2002 functions within the framework of Visual Art Network - The domain of culture.

The Rethimnon Centre for Contemporary Art is initiating dynamic activities in the field of periodic exhibitions of local, national and international interest in co-operation with many agencies in Greece and abroad. All events are accompanied with lectures, training programmes, speeches, seminars, etc. The exhibition activities of the Rethimnon Centre for Contemporary Art-Municipal Gallery “L.Kanakakis” will be concluded with the issue of catalogues and other printed material of educational and informative nature. At the same time, visual art workshops, have been operating under the auspices of the R.C.A. since 1995.


Address  Address:

32 Mesologhiou Str. GR-74131

Location (City, Village, Area)  Location:


Telephone number  Telephone:

(+30) 2831052530

Fax number  Fax:

(+30) 2831052689

E-mail address  E-mail:

Website Url Url:

Operating Period  Operating Period:




Operating Days & Hours  Operating Days & Hours:

1st May - 31st October:
Tuesday - Friday:          09:00-14:00 & 19:00-21:00
Weekend:                        10:00-15:00
Monday:                            Closed

1st November - 30th April:
Tuesday - Friday :            09:00-14:00
Wednesday & Friday:   09:00-14:00 & 18:00-21:00
Weekend     :                      10:00-15:00
Monday:                               Closed


Admission Fee  Admission Fee:

• IN GROUPS OF 5 INDIVIDUALS: 2 € (per person)

• DISCOUNT 50% to card members of the European Youth Card at members and the families of Federation Associations of Civil Aviation

  Students and card members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)

EVERY THURSDAY for all visitors

Notes  Notes:





* The above information, are subject to change without prior notification from the institution. In any case, has no responsibilities about any occurred changes.

 Last update 27/04/2018