Rethymnon has plenty of accommodation options for students. You could choose to rent either a furnished or unfurnished flat or to book a serviced apartment. The cost will depend on the size and condition of the flat you rent. An amount of around EUR 300, however, seems to be a reasonable amount. On top of this, if you choose to rent an un-serviced apartment you have to take care of utilities (electricity, water supply, telephone, internet) fixed and variable costs. The University’s International Relations Office can assist students looking for accommodation.
There are many of banks in Rethymnon. If you decide to open an account with a bank located here you will need to prove your student status since bank accounts can only be opened for individuals with a valid Greek tax payer identity number.
If you are a European Union or an EEA citizen, you should possess a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The card, issued by your national health insurance provider, gives you access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost as people insured in that country. The card is by no means a substitute for private insurance. Rethymnon has a state-run hospital. Emergency hospital services can be reached by dialing 166. Rethymnon has plenty of private doctors and dentists.
Two types of mobile phone options are available: contract or pay as you go. For either you have to register with a telecom provider. There are at least 4 mobile telephone providers with local stores in Rethymnon. Most mobile telephone companies also provide internet services.