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Destination guide

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Rethymno is located on the island of Crete and offers an escape to paradise for villas in Greece. It's home to the Venetian Harbor, a lively harbor area with restaurants, taverns, and fishing boats. You could also visit the Rethymno Lighthouse, a historic lighthouse that offers spectacular coastal views. Other highlights of Rethymno include the Fortezza hilltop citadel, the Historical and Folklore Museum, and Rethymno Beach, a stunning beach area for swimming and sunbathing. In town, you can see the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, the Neratze Mosque, and Rimondi Fountain. With villas in Rethymno, you'll be in the center of it all for a memorable vacation.

Things to do

Rethymno – a hub of history

If you're the sort who likes wandering cobbled lanes and narrow alleyways, ducking under arches and blooms of bougainvillea, you're bound to love the living museum that is Rethymno Old Town. It's centered on a seriously photogenic marina, where an Egyptian lighthouse towers above the tavernas and coffee shops. Nearby is the Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno and the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. The 1st is laden with examples of traditional Cretan dress and musical instruments. The 2nd brims with Neolithic relics and Roman trinkets.


Rethymno – a base for Cretan explorations

Fringed by beaches and overshadowed by mountains, little Rethymno is a fine base for launching explorations all throughout the mystical island of Crete. You can widen your accommodation search to discover Rethymno vacation rentals that hide in olive groves on the craggy slopes of Mount Kryoneritis – they are prime spots for strapping on the hiking boots or tasting oils in the local olive farms. Others will have pools perched on rugged cliffs, spilling down to cobalt-blue bays where you can swim and snorkel. Pads in the town itself mean boat trips along the coast or other culinary explorations through island cuisine.


When to dip into Rethymno

Rethymno's enviable perch on the north coast of Crete means it gets long, warm summers that start as early as May and last well into September. Months like June, July and August can see the mercury creep into the 100s, which means you'll probably want a Rethymno vacation rental with a pool to cool off in. Locals often say that spring, in April and May, and fall, in October, are the best times of year to visit. They are warm enough to swim in the sea and there are fewer crowds clogging up the Old Town.

Natural features

Cretan seas and mountains in Rethymno

Rethymno's great Fortezza, or fortress, pokes into the Mediterranean Sea from a headland that juts straight out of the north coast of Crete. Beaches of pebble and sun-yellow sand fringe it east and west, meaning you should never be too far away from a swimming spot. Behind the city, to the south, are the soaring Cretan Mountains. They lead up to the limestone crags of the Lefka Ori, over in Chania, dressed in olive groves and studded with charming little hamlets. If you go deep within, you'll find the iconic Samaria Gorge, home to hardy mountain goats and babbling streams.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Rethymnon

Fly into Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis), the closest airport, located 32.2 mi (51.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), which is 32.7 mi (52.7 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Rethymnon?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,656 vacation rentals around Rethymnon. From 1,968 villa rentals to 2,868 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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