Rethymnon is a picturesque destination in Crete that manages to combine rich history in the form of a spectacular old town alongside a long, sandy beach area. Because of this, Rethymnon receives a diverse range of people visiting its shores from beach bums to city break enthusiasts and those who live a little bit of both! It is Crete’s third largest town but doesn’t feel anywhere near as large as Heraklion or Chania.
Budget-friendly holidays to Rethymnon are very readily available and the region can be reached from most regional airports. The resort of Rethymnon is located around a 1 hour drive from both of Crete’s main airports: Chania and Heraklion. Make sure you check the Cheekytrip comparison site for more fantastic deals to this beautiful part of the world. Direct flights to Crete tend to be just under 4 hours long and with next to no transfer time on the other side, you can waste no time in getting your dream holiday underway!
Rethymnon is at its busiest and best from spring until autumn. Temperatures reach the high 20s on most days throughout this period making it a very reliable destination to visit in terms of the warmth and sunshine hours. Prices tend to be slightly cheaper outside of these months from autumn to spring. However, with most of the tourist facilities closed or with reduced hours, especially in the beach areas, you may find that there is significantly less to do in this resort during the winter. As a result, we recommend a summer trip.
The town has a whole host of exciting things to do and see and one of those is an exploration of the old town section of the resort. Rethymnon is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Greece and houses grand churches, mosques, Venetian-style mansions and cobbled streets. These streets are often lined with cosy cafes which have a very laid-back and romantic feel to them. The other side of Rethymnon is its beach strip. Here you will find plenty of places to soak up the sun, grab a drink or snack and refresh yourself in the water.
Rethymnon has a variety of accommodation options to match its two distinct sides. In and around the old town you will find smaller hotels, apartments and generally more upmarket places to stay. Along the beach you will find plenty of larger, package-holiday style hotels that provide great views at often very affordable prices. Amazing places to eat are dotted all over Rethymnon but perhaps the most reputable places are down by the Venetia harbour. Here you will find some excellent restaurants for wining, dining and sampling some of the finest Cretan cuisine.
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