Best Places to Stay in Rethymno Crete
The beautiful county of Rethymno covers an area of 1.490 sq.km and is the most mountainous region of Crete, with it's high mountain peaks such as Psiloritis and Lefka Ori. It is a wonderful part of Crete to visit for an enjoyable holiday.
The area of Rethymno is a place full of diversions. The history of the region begins from the Neolithic period, and continues to the Venetian and Turkish occupation, where their unique influence in the architecture is still evident in the narrow alleys in the city, the Venetian buildings and structures and the eastern minarets.
The area was a financial and cultural center, with arts and education being developed very fast and playing a large part in the city’s life, making the University of Rethymno one of the biggest educational institutes in Greece. In the city of Rethymno visitors can enjoy the beauty of the past and the lovely atmosphere that dominates the entire area. There are many shops, restaurants and cafes for your leisure in the city, as well as many historical sites that are very important to the city’s image.
Sites such as Fortezza, the mosque of Neratze with the tallest minaret, the ancient fountain Rimondi, and the Venetian Loggia, a very impressive building with interesting history behind it, that in today’s times is the meeting point in the city.
For fans of museums there are many suggestions that you shouldn’t miss, such as the Archeological Museum, the Historical and Cultural Museum and the Sea Museum, all with very impressive and interesting exhibits and findings. There are many very interesting sites found out of the city such as the monastery of Arkadi, which is a holy and heroic monument and symbol of the Cretan liberation fight against the Turkish occupation in 1821.
Besides the capital city of Rethymno, are many towns and villages in the prefecture that are very beautiful and historically important, such as Agia Galini, Episkopi, Perama, Spili, Anogia, Bali, Zoniana and many more, where you will have the chance to see the wonderful natural beauty and the warm embrace of the locals.
There are wonderful beaches that you will remember through your travels in both north and south of Rethymno, suchas Preveli, Agia Galini, Plakias, Panormo, Ammoudi, Adele, Agia Marina, Gerani and many more.
If you are planning on visiting the Rethymno region of Crete then you will find an excellent range of quality accommodation including everything from hotels, rooms and studios through to private fully furnished villas. Some of the popular locations include Bali, Panormo and Plakias, and here you will find a great choice of accommodation, including some just a few meters from the sea. There will be something for everyones budget, and even the most demanding traveller will easily be able to find the exact type of accommodation that they are looking for.
Destinations in Rethymno
If you are looking for a wonderful beach resort for your holidays then look no further than Adelianos Kampos, which is a gorgeous coastal resort that provides the perfect setting for your relaxing and enjoyable ..... Adelianos Kampos Hotels
Located on the magical south coast of Crete, the town of Agia Galini is one where you find a perfect place to enjoy relaxing holidays in Crete. There aregood local facilities for visitors and the traditional ..... Agia Galini Hotels
The stunning coastal resort of Bali is one of the many highlights of the region of Rethymno. It is a beautiful location that is ideal for an enjoyable holiday near the sea, with some magical beaches ..... Bali Hotels
Located approximately 20km east of Rethymno is the popular resort of Panormos, where you can find a great beach that is ideal for those hot summer days. There's a nice selection of local tavernas where ..... Panormos Hotels
Plakias is a beautiful resort on the south coast of Crete where you can enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Libyan sea. There are excellent facilities for visitors and you will find everything you need to ..... Plakias Hotels
If you are looking for a holiday destination on the north coast close to Rethymno then take a look at Platanes, which is a beautiful coastal resort where you can enjoy relaxing holidays by the sea and can ..... Platanes Hotels
Located away from the sea is the traditional village of Prines, which offers visitors to Crete the perfect destination in which to experience an authentic Cretan village. It's a great choice if you want ..... Prines Hotels
Image Credits: Adelianos Kampos - Solimar Dias Hotel | Agia Galini - Palazzo Greco Villas | Bali - Studio Joanna | Panormos - Panormos Village | Plakias - Horizon Beach | Platanes - Marinos Beach Hotel-Apartments | Prines - Villa Manolia | Rethymno Town - Faros Beach