Holidays in Rethymno Crete

Holidays in Rethymno Crete

Located between the Psiloritis mountain of Heraklion, and the white mountains of Chania, the prefecture of Rethymno is the narrowest of the four main prefectures of Crete. It is however one where nature and natural beauty flourish.

Rethymno Crete GreeceFrom the stunning coastlines and crystal blue waters, to the quaint villages and inspiring gorges, Reythmno is a truly wonderful region of Crete to visit. As with the other prefectures of Crete, Rethymno is one with a very interesting and rich history.

There are many places of great interest in the region, including some wonderful churches and monasteries, archaeological sites, and other places that will keep visitors active and full of interest.

For those who enjoy the beach, the south coast of Rethymno has a wonderful selection of charming beaches, and picturesque hamlets. These are perfect for enjoying a refreshing swim during the hot summer months.

Some of the other towns and villages scattered around Rethymno including Anogia, which is viewed by many as being one of the most beautiful towns in all of Crete. Some of the other popular towns include Plakias, Agia Galini and Spili. Each of these have their own charm and beauty, and crete a wonderful setting for your rewarding holidays in Crete.

Though the smallest of the four prefectures of Crete, Rethymno is huge in terms of natural beauty, charm and inspiration. It is an ideal holiday destination for those seeking to escape from the stress and noise of city life, and is a part of Crete that offers so much.

How do I travel to Rethymno ?

You can reach the county of Rethymno in Crete by either air or sea. There is no airport in Rethymno, but the airport of Chania is close by and caters for domestic and international flights from locations all over Greece and Europe. The airport of Heraklion is also available for arrivals to Crete, but it located further away from Rethymno than the airport of Chania.

You can also travel by ferry to Rethymno, with a limited number of direct ferry services from Piraeus in Athens. The majority of ferry services to Crete will arrive at either Chania or Heraklion. From either of these two ports, you can then continue your journey towards the county of Rethymno.

Where can I stay in Rethymno ?

The county of Rethymno has many beautiful locations and resorts that offer a variety of quality accommodation including hotels, studios, rooms to let, villas and apartments. You will easily find something to suit your requirements and budget. Some of the most popular destinations in Rethymno include the main town of Rethymno, Plakias, Agia Galini and Panormos. Find more information about hotels in Rethymno by clicking the link.

5 Day weather forecase for Rethymno


Map of Rethymno


Useful Resources - Wikipedia page for the county of Rethymno  Official website for the city of Rethymno – Travel guide to Rethymno
http://www.ρεθυμνο.com/ - Greek language website for Rethymno

Author: Alex Dounavis

An avid traveller and keen writer about travel destinations in Greece and the Greek islands

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