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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.


 

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 Dyo Suites
Dyo Suites is located in Rethymno Town, just steps from the sandy beach and a 10-minute walk from the scenic old town. more...
 Star Apartments
Set in Rethymno Town, Star Apartments features a sun terrace and views of the sea. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. more...
 Katrina House
Offering accommodations with air conditioning, Katrina House is set in Rethymno’s Old Town, within 2625 feet of the beach. Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is 1312 feet away. more...
 Apartments Barbie
Located in Rethymno, a few steps from Rethymno Beach and 1.4 miles from Koumbes Beach, Apartments Barbie provides sea views and free WiFi. more...
 Neratze Hammam Suites
Located in Rethymno, Neratze Hammam Suites provides city views and free WiFi, an 11-minute walk from Rethymno Beach and 0.8 miles from Koumbes Beach. more...
 Menta City Boutique Hotel
Featuring free WiFi and a seasonal outdoor pool, Menta City Boutique Hotel offers accommodations in Rethymno Town. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and sunny roof-top breakfast area. more...
 Civitas Boutique Hotel
Centrally located at Rethymno’s historic quarter, close to all amenities, points of interest and the vibrant city life of the picturesque old town, Civitas Boutique Hotel offers elegant rooms and more...
 Loggia Traditional Suites
Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Loggia Traditional Suites are located in Rethymno Town, just a short stroll from the commercial center. Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon is 525 feet away. more...
 Hotel Brascos
Located in the town center, the Hotel Brascos is a 3-star hotel next door to Rethymno Municipal Gardens and the historical old town. This friendly hotel has 88 guest rooms. more...
 Faros Rooms & Suites
Located right at the picturesque Venetian harbor of Rethymno Old Town, Faros rooms & suites features rooms with views of the harbor and the Cretan Sea beyond. more...
 Velvet77
Located a 4-minute walk from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, Velvet77 has accommodations and free WiFi in Rethymno. The apartment has a terrace. Venetian Harbour is a few steps from Velvet77. more...
 Eva Villas East, panoramic sea view with infinity private pool
Eva Villas East, panoramic sea view private pool is a self-catering property located in Rethymno near Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. This property has free WiFi. more...
 Erotokritos City Luxury Suites
With a garden and a terrace, Erwtokritos City Luxury Suites is located in Rethymno and has free WiFi. more...
 SUTOR CHIC MANOR VILLA
SUTOR CHIC MANOR VILLA, a property with a garden, is located in Rethymno, a 5-minute walk from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, a few steps from Historical and Folklore Museum, as well as a 3-minute more...
 Apostolaki A. Apartment
Apostolaki A. Apartment features a balcony and is located in Rethymno, within just a 19-minute walk of Rethymno Beach and 0.6 miles of Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. more...
 Petite palace
Petite palace has a balcony and is located in Rethymno, within just a 3-minute walk of Rethymno Beach and one mile of Platanes Beach. This property has a patio, free private parking and free WiFi. more...
 White&Gray Apartment
White&Gray apart, in the main square in Rethymno is a property located in Rethymno Town near Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. The Municipal Garden is within 262 feet of the apartment. more...
 Marel Apartments
Located in Rethymno, 1.3 miles from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, Marel Apartments provides accommodations with free WiFi and an outdoor swimming pool. more...
 Ilias House
Located in Rethymno, 1.7 miles from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno and 1.6 miles from Venetian Harbour, Ilias House offers free WiFi, barbecue facilities and air conditioning. more...
 Preveli Apartments
Centrally located in Rethymno Town, 984 feet from Historical and Folk Art Museum, Preveli Apartments offers self-catering units with free WiFi access. more...
 Porto Enetiko Suites
Porto Enetiko Suites is located in the center of the old town of Rethymno within 98 feet from the beach and the Venetian fortress. It offers uniquely decorated accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Thalassa Boutique Hotel
Housed in the former summer residence of a local Turkish lord, Thalassa Boutique Hotel is right on the beach and includes a sea-view terrace and swimming pool with hot tub. more...
 Palm Beach Hotel Apartments
Located right above the sandy beach of Rethymno, Palm Beach Hotel Apartments features a modern, sea-view restaurant and a bar. more...
 Remis Studios
Located 1.7 mi from Venetian Harbor in Rethymno, Remis Studios provides rooms with air conditioning in Rethymno Town. Free WiFi is provided. more...
 Rethymnian Gaia
Set in Rethymno Town, 656 feet from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, Rethymnian Gaia provides self-catering accommodations with free WiFi. Free bicycles are offered to guests. more...




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