Rethymno

Location

Rethymno combines rarely united features: the old town’s charm and history, with proximity to a long sandy beach. Although it is the third largest town in Crete, Rethimnon never feels like a city as Chania and Heraklion do.Instead, it has a provincial air; it’s a place that moves slowly and the most important preserves much of its Venetian and Turkish appearance. You can enjoy arriving by ferry and be “there” close to the centre of the Old Town, just a 5 minute walk away (newly built harbours on many Greek islands are now far from the center, removing the romance of arriving IN the place you are visiting!). 



There are two sides to Rethymno offering two styles of visit: the endless big beach hotel strip that stretches from the east end of Rethymno, lapping up the coastal “villages” of Perivolia, Platanias, Adelianos Kambos, Pigianos Kambos, Sfakaki, Stavromenos and Skaleta – and – the Rethymno that allows you the character of the old town with its mix of architecture and history, cultural influences and styles ranging from Venetian to Ottoman empire. We present the second and more romantic choice – leaving the all-inclusive beach and booze tours to others. The area of municipality of Rethimno have 2 spots for kitesurfing during all year.


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