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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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 Odyssia Beach Hotel
Odyssia Beach Hotel, Rethymno Town
Odyssia Beach Hotel is right on its private beach area, 2.2 mi from Rethymno Town. Surrounded by a garden, it features an outdoor pool, 2 restaurants and a poolside bar. more...
 Dyo Suites
Dyo Suites, Rethymno Town
Dyo Suites is located in Rethymno Town, just steps from the sandy beach and a 10-minute walk from the scenic old town. more...
 Menta City Boutique Hotel
Menta City Boutique Hotel, Rethymno Town
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...
 Macaris Suites & Spa
Macaris Suites & Spa, Rethymno Town
The Macaris Suites & Spa offers sea-view suites, within 1.2 mi from the center of Rethymnon. The 4-star hotel offers free public Wi-Fi. The spacious and modern Macaris Suites are fully furnished. more...
 Veranda Rossa
Veranda Rossa, Rethymno Town
Offering an outdoor pool and terrace, Veranda Rossa is located in Rethymno Town in the Crete Region. The sea lies within a short walk of the property. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Villa Kastellakia
Villa Kastellakia, Rethymno Town
Located 1.5 mi from Historical and Folk Art Museum in Réthymno Town, this air-conditioned villa features free WiFi, a spa bath and a terrace. more...
 Pepi Boutique Hotel (Adults Only)
Pepi Boutique Hotel (Adults Only), Rethymno Town
Pepi Boutique Hotel (Adults Only) is located in the heart of Rethymnon’s Old Town. The hotel offers easy access to the beach, an outdoor swimming pool with sun beds and showers. more...
 Archipelagos Residence
Archipelagos Residence, Rethymno Town
Just 164 feet from the beach and 0.6 mi from Rethymno Town, Archipelagos Residence is set on a hillside with panoramic views over the Cretan Sea and the Venetian Castle. more...
 Golden Coast Seaside 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...
 Danae Rethymno Old Town Suite
Danae Rethymno Old Town Suite, Rethymno Town
Dane Old Town House is a holiday home with a sun terrace, located in Rethymno Town. The air-conditioned unit is 1640 feet from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. more...
 Onar Superior Suites
Onar Superior Suites, Rethymno Town
Featuring air conditioning, Onar Superior Suites is set in Rethymno Town. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. more...
 Thalassa Boutique Hotel
Thalassa Boutique Hotel, Rethymno Town
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...
 Leo Hotel
Leo Hotel, Rethymno Town
Next to the historic site of Loggia and just 164 feet from the Venetian Harbor, Hotel Leo offers rooms with free Wi-Fi in the center of Rethymno’s old town. The castle of Fortezza is 984 feet away. more...
 Theros
Theros, Rethymno Town
Located within 1.6 miles of Archaeological Museum of Rethymno in Rethymno Town, Theros has accommodations with free WiFi and flat-screen TV. more...
 Sohora Boutique Hotel
Sohora Boutique Hotel, Rethymno Town
Within 164 feet from the sandy beach of Rethymno, Sohora Boutique Hotel offers traditional studios and apartments with restored, eco-friendly furnishings and a private balcony. more...




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