Special Olympics 2011 athletes and their escorts will be formally received in Rethymno, Crete, in an event scheduled to take place at Sohora Stadium on Monday evening. 
Rethymno is participating in the “Host Town Programme” (Polis Amphitrion) and will host the Special Olympics 2011 athletes from June 20 until June 23. The athletes and their escorts will have the opportunity to use the local sports facilities for training and, at the same time, experience Cretan culture.