Rethymno - Crete - Greece - Travel information about Rethymno - Pictures of Rethymno - Map of Rethymno
Travel Greece Dolphins Logo
  Greece Crete Rethymno



Travel Greece Map of Rethymno


Athens-Attica
Central Greece
Crete
Cyclades
Dodecanese
Ionian Islands
Northeast Aegean
Northern Greece
Peloponnese
Saronic Gulf Islands
Sporades and Evia
 

Rethymno - Crete - Greece



 

Rethymnon

Rethymnon is the least celebrated of Crete's 4 prefectures. Its natural endowment trails the wonders of Chania, its historical sites are no match for the Minoan ruins of Heraklion, and its hotel infrastructure, although first class and extended, cannot compare with the top luxury hotels of Lassithi. Nevertheless, it leaves nothing to be desired in terms of natural beauty and man-made sites of interest. Squeezed between the White Mountains of Chania and the Psiloritis mountain of Heraklion, Rethymnon is the narrowest of Crete's regions and the north-to-south drive is no more than 35-45 minutes and, as in Chania, it passes through beautiful agricultural country, pretty villages, and breathtaking gorges.

The town of Rethymnon was largely spared by the invading German forces in 1941 and today is a living monument to Crete's turbulent past, albeit with a pinch of some of its tacky tourist present thrown in for good measure. Nonetheless, the town is so charming and alive, that the various "Souvenirs from Greece" shops that line some of its streets cannot mar this impression.

The whole south coast, from Rodakino ("Peach") to Agia Galini ("St Tranquility") is dotted with unforgettable beaches and nice little hamlets. The villages that lie on the west slopes of Mount Psiloritis offer a glimpse of Old Crete, in the days before tourist development. The village of Anogia is the quintessential Cretan village: men in black, at the cafes, sipping Greek coffee and raki throughout the day, the smell of lamb "ofto"-style filling the air, and everybody ready to joke around and answer any question as long as you accept their offer "to drink a raki" together. This is Crete at its best.

Finally, one simply has to see the Idean Cave, about 35 km south of Anogia, the birthplace of Zeus, the father of the Gods, according to the ancients. A gigantic hole on the side of the mountain, where temperature drops by about 5 degrees Celsius at the bottom of the cave and it really feels that something awsome could have happened here back in the mists of the beginning of time.


 
If you are familiar with Rethymno - Crete - Greece and you can write a review you are welcome!
You can also help us by submiting your own photos of Rethymno!
Many thanks to all contributors!


Online Travel guide with the best accommodation in Rethymno. Find the cheapest hotels is Rethymno & get exclusive online deals. Great rooms at bargain prices. Book online now! Compare Hotel Prices and read Reviews from others.

Great Hotel rates and information See photos, reviews & what's nearby Rethymno. Detailed tourist and travel information about hotels of Rethymno providing also regional information.

Hotels, Villas, Studios, Apartements, Cruises, Vacation and Honeymoon packages, Tours, Car rentals, Special discounts ...


 Macaris Suites & Spa Macaris Suites & Spa     
Rethymno Town
The Macaris Suites & Spa has sea-view suites which are just over 1 mile from the center of Rethymnon. The 4-star hotel includes free public Wi-Fi. more...
 Bellagio Luxury Boutique Hotel Bellagio Luxury Boutique Hotel     
Rethymno Town
In the picturesque alleys of Rethymnon's Old Town, right across from the public library, the Bellagio Luxury Boutique Hotel offers charming accommodations with spa bathtubs and flat screen TVs. more...
 Apartments  Golden Coast Seaside Apartments Apartments Golden Coast Seaside Apartments     
Rethymno Town
Just steps from the sandy beach of Rethymno, Golden Coast Apartments offers air-conditioned studios with a fully equipped kitchenette and TV. Wi-Fi is free and available throughout the property. more...
 Condo Hotel  Pepi Studios (Adults Only) Condo Hotel Pepi Studios (Adults Only)     
Rethymno Town
Pepi Studios (Adults Only) are situated in the heart of Rethymnon?s Old Town. The studios offer easy access to the beach, an outdoor swimming pool with sun beds and showers. more...
 Aristea Hotel Aristea Hotel     
Rethymno Town
Aristea Hotel enjoys a beachfront location in Rethymnon, only 2.5 km from the old town. It offers a swimming pool, a pool for children and free wireless internet. more...
 Rimondi Boutique Hotel Rimondi Boutique Hotel     
Rethymno Town
The luxurious Rimondi Boutique Hotel in Rethymno has a large patio with a pool and palm trees. more...
 Condo Hotel  Ionia Suites Condo Hotel Ionia Suites     
Rethymno Town
Located 100 metres from the beach of Rethymno, Ionia Suites offers a swimming pool on the terrace and sun terrace with umbrellas and sun loungers. more...
 Condo Hotel  Kleoniki Mare Condo Hotel Kleoniki Mare     
Rethymno Town
Kleoniki Mare Hotel in Rethymnon is just 50 metres from the main beach and 700 metres from the centre. It offers self-catering holiday units with furnished balconies overlooking the pool. more...
 Condo Hotel  Summer Dream Condo Hotel Summer Dream     
Rethymno Town
A few metres from the beach and 2.5 km from Rethymno Town, Summer Dream in Missiria features a swimming pool and a sun terrace. more...
 Condo Hotel  Eltina Hotel Condo Hotel Eltina Hotel     
Rethymno Town
Just 100 metres from a sandy beach and 1.5 km from Rethymno centre, Eltina Hotel features a pool with free sunbeds. more...
 Filoxenia Beach Hotel Filoxenia Beach Hotel     
Rethymno Town
Located right on the beachfront in the west side of Rethymno Town, Filoxenia Beach Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a kids pool with sea water. more...
 Condo Hotel  Palm Beach Hotel Apartments Condo Hotel Palm Beach Hotel Apartments     
Rethymno Town
Located right above the sandy beach of Rethymno, Palm Beach Hotel Apartments features a modern, sea-view restaurant and a bar. more...
 Palazzo Vecchio Exclusive Residence Palazzo Vecchio Exclusive Residence     
Rethymno Town
Built in the 15th century, the Palazzo Vecchio Exclusive Residence is an authentic Venetian mansion and one of the oldest of Rethymnon. more...
 Apartments  Aqua Marina Apartments Aqua Marina     
Rethymno Town
Located in Rethymno Town, just 20 metres from the beach, the family-run Aqua Marina offers studios with free W-Fi and unobstructed views over the Cretan Sea. more...
 Condo Hotel  Aloe Apartments Condo Hotel Aloe Apartments     
Rethymno Town
Aloe Apartments are situated only 33 yards from the sandy beach, as well as very close to the historic quarter of Rethymnon. The complex offers fully equipped studios and free wireless internet. more...

Rethymno - Crete - Greece Travel Links
Rethymno Apartments - For Apartments in Rethymno Greece
Rethymno Hotels - For Hotels in Rethymno Greece
Rethymno Studios - For Studios in Rethymno Greece
Rethymno Villas - For Villas in Rethymno Greece
Rethymno Map - Detailed tourist and travel map of Rethymno
Rethymno Weather - Information about Rethymno weather forecast
Rethymno Photos - Many photos of beauties
Rethymno Rent a car-bike - Car rentals in Rethymno
Rethymno Travel agency - Book your accommodation in Rethymno Greece
Rethymno Restaurants - Best Restaurants in Rethymno
Rethymno Cafe - Bars - Late night enjoyment Rethymno Greece
Rethymno Sports - if you like outdoors and vacation
Rethymno Events - What is happening in Rethymno
Rethymno History - Ancient and Modern history of Rethymno Greece
Rethymno Links - A collection of useful Rethymno travel links

    Athens-Attica
    Central Greece
    Crete
    Cyclades
    Dodecanese
    Ionian Islands
    Northeast Aegean
    Northern Greece
    Peloponnese
    Saronic Gulf Islands
    Sporades and Evia









All Ideas, Information, Sugestions, Coments are Welcome! Please e-mail WebMaster!

Travel Greece - © 2012 - All rights reserved - www.Travel-Greece.org