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.
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.Read more about: Beaches | Nearby Attractions | Quick Facts | Rethymnon Reviews
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.
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.
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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