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Rethymnon, the capital of the prefecture of Rethymnon hosts an old town and a lovely sandy beach of 12 km, the largest continuous sandy beach in Greece. Visit the narrow streets with the traditional mantions at the old town, the imposing Venetian castle Fortezza with the archaeological museum, the old Venetian harbor, the street market and the old city. Rethymno is suitable for a quiet holiday, with great beaches, ideal for families.

We also recommend you visit the historic Monastery of Arkadi, the Gorge of St. Anthony's, the palm Beach of Preveli, the Folklore Museum, the woodcarving museum, the Castle and Fortress Eleftherna. Also the beaches of Rodakino, Shinaria, Plakias, and the caves of Melidoni and Sfentoni.

In Rethymno can enjoy marine sports such as waterskiing, windsurfing, pedal boats and sports such as tennis, basketball, volleyball, golf, hiking trails, etc.

The average temperature range from 11 degrees Celsius (52F) in January to 26 degrees during July and August. Tourism in Crete mainly lasts from May to October with peak months in July and August.

In Crete you can arrive by plane at the airports of Heraklion and Chania. Also by ferry from Piraeus during the summer.


Lodges - Rethymnon (29 total)

Choose from the following destinations for memorable holidays in Greece.

Trefon Apartments

Trefon Apartments, part of Motakis Village, located in Platanias since 1982 and situated in a private and quiet area, flanked by palm trees, far away from traffic and aonly 50m from the beach. Our hotel, renovated in 2008, is an ideal place for families...

Steris Elegant Beach Hotel

Steris Elegant Beach Hotel is located on the promenade of Rethymno, in front of the sea and the beach. Offering a private beach, swimming pool and sun terrace. Steris is less than 10 minutes walk from the Fortezza and the Venetian harbor. Near us are...

Casa dell Aristea

Dating back to the 15th century, this elegantly restored manor house sits on a hill in Atsipopoulo, overlooking Rethymnon’s Old Town. It offers Venetian-style rooms and a large outdoor pool. Rooms at the traditional guesthouse Casa dell’ Aristea...

Aquila Porto Rethymno

Next to Rethymno’s beach and just a few minutes’ walk from the old town, Aquila Porto offers modern and well-appointed accommodation with a delicious breakfast included and excellent family entertainment.Each of the rooms at Aquila Porto is decorated...

Minos Mare Royal

Located on the sandy beach of Platanias, Minos Mare Royal offers rooms with flat screen TVs and CD/DVD players, hot tub and a spa centre with sauna and indoor pool.Surrounded by gardens, Minos Mare Royal offers rooms and suites featuring free internet....

Sentido Aegean Pearl

Right on the Blue Flag beach at the end of the Rethymno promenade overlooking the Cretan Sea, 5-star Sentido Aegean Pearl provides stylish rooms and a buffet breakfast. The hotel features 3 pools and 2 gourmet restaurants.Rooms at the Aegean Pearl are...

Aquila Porto Rethymno

Hotel Aquila Porto Rethymno is only six minutes walk from the picturesque Rethymno city old town and is in front of the sea.    Facilities include: main restaurant, restaurant a la Carte, lounge bar and veranda, cafeteria, satellite TV/lounge,...

Mythos Palace Resort and Spa

Mythos Palace Resort & Spa allocates 18 rooms in the central building, 156 bungalows, 30 suites and 2 villas. All the rooms are gone around with gardens and have verandas with view the Cretan Sea, the Leuka Ori, the swimming-pools or the splendid...

Palazzo Rimondi

Palazzo Rimondi is a complex of 15th-century buildings with individually decorated rooms in the medieval centre of Rethymno Town, 300 metres from the beach. It features a plunge pool and a buffet breakfast in its cobbled courtyard.The air-conditioned...

Palazzino Di Corina

The historical Palazzino Di Corina is located in a quiet street in the heart of Rethymno’s Old Town. It offers a 24-hour front desk, nearby parking and an outdoor pool.This 4-star hotel features 29 carefully restored guestrooms with antique furniture...

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