The picturesque town of Rethymnon is situated in the middle of the North coast of Crete, Greece, only 65km from Chania Airport. You can be surrounded by culture, the towns fascinating architecture and a fantastic beach, offering holiday makers a wide variety of things to do.
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- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 4h 30m
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With its charming old town, lively nightlife and sandy beaches, Rethymnon has something for everyone. To find out more about this fantastic destination, check out our list of top Rethymnon things to do.
Rethymnon Beach Holidays
The white sand and shingle Rethymnon beach stretches 12 miles along the coast providing plenty of choice to relax in the sun. Preveli is the most popular and one of its most beautiful beaches. Calm idyllic waters, an excellent range of water sport facilities, including water skiing and diving is available, along with beachside bars and cafes providing a quiet place to enjoy a drink.
Rethymnon is a unique town full of lovely villages with ancient ruins, Venetian architecture and boutiques shops. The rest of the island can also be explored. Take a trip to the ancient with a visit to Chania with its beautiful Venetian harbour or the breathtaking Samaria Gorge.
The beach resorts of Plakias and Agia Galini are full of excellent taverns with Greek music, modern bars and night clubs. Alternatively you could spend a night out in the lively bars around the harbour or enjoy traditional entertainment with the whole family. Providing for every budget and taste, there is also a wide variety of places to eat, from traditional cuisine in the old town’s tavernas to fish restaurants along the harbour.
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