Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Rethymnon

The area's monuments and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Rethymnon. Travelers to this scenic city praise the zoo, cheese shops and cocktail bars. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Rethymnon

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Rethymnon has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rethimno Kart (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Monumental Olive Tree Samonas (21.5 mi / 34.7 km)
  • Volos Shelter (23.9 mi / 38.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Rethymnon

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Rethymnon is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rethymnon Municipal Garden (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Town Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Spilies Beach (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Georgioupolis Beach (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Kourtaliotiko Gorge (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Lake Kournas (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Rethymnon

Fly into Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis), the closest airport, located 22.5 mi (36.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), which is 39.2 mi (63.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Rethimno, GR?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,431 vacation rentals near Rethimno. From 1,397 Villas to 496 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rethimno for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Rethimno?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rethimno:

  • Old Town: 247 vacation rentals
  • Makris Tichos: 203 vacation rentals
  • Halepa: 161 vacation rentals
  • Nea Chora: 192 vacation rentals
  • Koum Kapi: 206 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Rethimno?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rethimno. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rethymnon Venetian Port: 2,590 vacation rentals
  • University of Crete: 2,662 vacation rentals
  • Fortezza Castle: 2,623 vacation rentals
  • Rethimnon Archaeological Museum: 2,612 vacation rentals
  • Venetian Loggia: 2,599 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rethimno listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Rethimno?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 1,397 Villas in Rethimno. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rethimno include:

  • Houses: 496 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 396 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 38 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rethimno?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,742 vacation rentals with pool available in Rethimno. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.