Rethymnon, Crete, Greece

Rethymnon, the third largest town in Crete, is by far the place to go to experience the cultural influences which remain from the Venetians. There is plenty to see such as romantic tavernas, a good selection of cafes, ancient remains, Venetian architecture, churches and mosques. There is plenty to offer at night, all in all a great holiday destination for all.

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Rethymnon

The 16th century Fortezza is one of Rethymnon's most distinctive features and, until this day, still dominates the skyline of this town. This is a resort built around a busy harbour but which also provides a traditional old town with narrow cobbled streets, beautiful architectural houses and an array of Turkish houses. Rethymnon is a town where the ancient blends with the modern to provide excellent cafes, fashionable shops and exceptional fish restaurants.

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Rethymnon Hotels (?)

Aquila Porto Rethymno Hotel Photograph of Aquila Porto Rethymno Hotel
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The Aquila Porto Rethymno Hotel offers a great location for enjoying the beach and resort amenities, coupled with comfortable and well equipped guest rooms make this ideal for a relaxing holiday....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Bio Suites Hotel Photograph of Bio Suites Hotel
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A first class family friendly hotel which is well located in a peaceful location in the resort of Rethymnon. Families and couples will not be disappointed with the array of facilities on offer....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Jo An Beach Hotel Photograph of Jo An Beach Hotel
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Superb 4 star aparthotel complex with lots to do in the surrounding area from beaches to traditional villages. A good base if looking to be near the beach....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Palazzino Di Corina Hotel Photograph of Palazzino Di Corina Hotel
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This hotel has many traditional features, its central location makes it a great spot for enjoying and experiencing the old town of Rethymno....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Rethymno Mare Resort Photograph of Rethymno Mare Resort
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This luxury hotel offers true Cretan hospitality with comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Rimondi Boutique Hotel Photograph of Rimondi Boutique Hotel
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Made up of a small complex of buildings of the 15th century with later additions and alterations, the Rimondi was carefully renovated into the boutique hotel it is today. Offering excellent service a...

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Casa Moazzo Hotel Photograph of Casa Moazzo Hotel
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A historical boutique city hotel offering elegant furnishings and the perfect location to enjoy all the sightseeing attractions and amenities in Rethymnon....

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Galeana Beach Apartments Photograph of Galeana Beach Apartments
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Set in a peaceful yet central area, these apartments are ideal for those who like comfortable self catering accommodation and a beach location....

4.3 / 5 from 6 reviews

Atlantis Beach Hotel Photograph of Atlantis Beach Hotel
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With a great location and such a good variety of facilities, the Atlantis Beach Hotel makes a great venue for an enjoyable holiday....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Creta Royal Hotel Photograph of Creta Royal Hotel
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Situated on the beachfront, the Creta Royal Hotel offers a relaxing environment coupled with welcoming traditional Cretan hospitality....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Dias Solimar Hotel Photograph of Dias Solimar Hotel
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Popular with those looking for a relaxed atmosphere and spacious accommodation and suited to families and couples who like to be close to the beach and nearby local amenities....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Seafront Hotel Apartments Photograph of Seafront Hotel Apartments
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The Seafront Hotel Apartments is set in an ideal location for a relaxing holiday offering simply furnished yet comfortable accommodation and a convenient location on the beach road....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Rethymnon Reviews

Holiday Date:21st Sep 2017
Accommodation:Theartemis Palace Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

The old town of Rethymnon has a lot to offer from excellent restaurants to historic sights, plenty to see and do. The new part of town faces the beach and offers more basic restaurants and bars with good service and at a reasonable price.

Holiday Date:9th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Minos Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Never had a bad meal anywhere, old town was good, lots of shops and restaurants.

Holiday Date:20th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Bio Suites Hotel
Room:Studio
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Lovely charming old town. Lovely beach.

Holiday Date:14th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Kriti Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Great family resort. Brilliant choice.

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Beaches

From the town, a vast 12km stretch of sandy beach offers shallow waters and slowly shelving sand making it ideal for youngsters wishing to paddle in the sea. There is also a range of watersports to be found. A 2km beachfront promenade runs along the sand and offers a choice of restaurants and bars.

Nearby Attractions

Apart from spending time wandering round the Venetian styled town with its harbour and fortress, visitors can take the time to explore the surrounding areas. Boat trips to nearby resorts and islands can be found at the harbour or take a local bus out to the surrounding villages where many ancient ruins can be seen.

Quick Facts

Chania Airport is approximately 78 km away - transfer time is about 1 hour 10 minutes.

Heraklion Airport is approximately 80 km away - transfer time about 1 hour 10 minutes.

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