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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.

Atlantis Beach Hotel

This 4-star Rethymnon Beach hotel has a private sandy beach, equipped with loungers and parasols. Atlantis Beach Hotel offers rooms with balconies, large gardens and a 170-m² swimming pool.The air-conditioned rooms have free Wi-Fi, LCD satellite TV and...

Casa Vitae Hotel

Casa Vitae Hotel is situated in the old town of Rethymnon. It offers rooms and suites with tea/coffee maker and fridge, and a courtyard with free Wi-Fi.Set within a historic building, the Casa Vitae Hotel’s air-conditioned rooms offer luxurious furniture....

Bio Suites Hotel

Bio Suites Hotel stands in a quiet location, only 50 metres from the beach in Rethymnon. It offers spa and fitness facilities, 2 swimming pools and a 24-hour front desk.The 4-star hotel offers rooms and suites with double glazed windows. All units feature...

Mythos Hotel

Mythos Suites Hotel is a charming boutique Hotel situated right at the heart of Rethymnon’s old town, 100 metres from the Venetian Harbour and the sandy beach. It offers a charming courtyard with a swimming pool.Housed in a 16th century Venetian building,...

Macaris Suites & Spa

The Macaris Suites & Spa offers sea-view suites, just 900 metres from the centre of Rethymnon. The 4-star hotel offers free public Wi-Fi.The spacious and modern Macaris Suites are fully furnished. Each has a luxurious bathroom with spa bath, a kitchen...

Olympic II Hotel Apartments

Olympic II Hotel Apartments is the perfect place accommodation in Rethymnon, during a vacation in Crete, if you are looking for a vacation in Greece an organized sandy beach with crystal-clear water, comforts of an A’ class hotel apartment ...

Palazzo Rimondi

The PALAZZO RIMONDI (A Class ) is situated in the heart of the medieval old town of Rethymno adjacent to its most important monuments, such as the Fortezza (the Venetian fort), the Loggia, the Fountain Rimondi and the Church of St. Francis....

Steris Beach Hotel Apartments

The beachfront Steris Beach Hotel is located on Rethymno's promenade, overlooking the sea and the beach. It offers a private beach, a swimming pool and a sun terrace.Accommodation at Steris Beach Hotel is air-conditioned and comes with wooden floors,...

Theo Beach Hotel Apartments

Located on a sandy beach in Rethymno, Theo Beach Hotel Apartments offers spacious studios with large balcony with views of the sea and an indoor swimming pool.The air-conditioned studios and apartments at Theo Beach Hotel have a balcony, tea/coffee facilities...

Poseidon Hotel

Hotel Poseidon is situated right across Rethymnon’s sandy beach. It offers a large terrace with views of the sea, soundproofed rooms and free Wi-Fi.The Poseidon provides spacious, renovated rooms with private bathrooms. Most rooms have a private balcony...

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