Discover a selection of 98 vacation rentals in Rethymnon, GR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $63 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Rethymnon. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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The delights of Rethymno vacation rentals

To hear the slosh of the Sea of Crete and smell sizzling saganaki from the local tavernas, to watch the clear-blue marina waters shimmer in the morning and see the sun paint a beautiful Venetian lighthouse gold in the evening – these are the joys of bedding down in Rethymno vacation rentals. Offering a base right in the middle of Crete's north coast, these villas and apartments could be your ticket to relaxing sand, sun and sea. They could also be your ticket to mountain adventures, tasty Greek restaurants and enthralling history, both ancient and modern.

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.

What are the top vacation rentals in Rethymnon?

Chic villas, tranquil houseboats and rustic cottages — everyone's ideal place to stay is different. Whatever your tastes, you're sure to find something you love among our top vacation rentals in Rethymnon:

  • "Villa Anastasia Prines": If you're on the hunt for a comfy living space in Rethymno, this rental won't disappoint. It offers 3 bedrooms and quality amenities including a toaster and a washing machine.
  • "Log Cabin, Rushing Creek, Hot Tub": Put your luggage down and your weary feet up at this top pick in Geropotamos. It comes with 2 bedrooms, nearby museums, a toaster and more.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Rethymnon vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Rethymnon?

There's nothing like taking the wheel and cruising to somewhere new. If you're in the mood to get away from it all for a couple of days, take a look at these top weekend getaways in Rethymnon:

  • "Vgorada, Cretan House In Νature" in Amari is a great choice if you love the great outdoors. Visit the area's best natural attractions, like Kalami Beach and Péra Galínoi Beach, or get involved in some activities. Cycling and snorkeling will keep you busy around these parts.
  • Alternatively, spend your mini break at "Meronas Εco House, Accommodation In Traditional Cretan Village House" in Sivritos. Here, you'll be perfectly placed to explore Museum of Messara and Kleisidi. There are plenty of fun activities to keep you occupied too, including cycling and hiking and biking.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Rethymnon?

Easy to keep tidy and with everything you need within arm's reach, studio apartments are a terrific option if you're traveling alone or with a pal. If you're looking for somewhere small and intimate to call home while you're away, have a look at these studio apartments for rent in Rethymnon:

  • Stay at "Rural Villa, Private Pool, Near Tavern" and you'll be in the ideal position to check out cultural sights like Rethimnon Archaeological Museum and Gortyna. A microwave oven and mountain views are just two of the amenities at this property in Arkadi.
  • "Villa Efrosini - Panoramic View" in Rethymno is another fabulous option that offers a nearby marina and a chef. Archaeological Collection of Stavros Ithaca and Museum of El Greco should be on your must-do list in this area.

Can I find short term rentals in Rethymnon?

Short-term rentals come in all sizes, shapes and budgets in Rethymnon. Whether you're organizing a family celebration or a few nights with some pals, we'll help you find the ideal getaway. Here are a few popular options:

  • "Vgorada, Cretan House In Νature" in Amari will roll out the welcome mat for you. Spend your stay doing little else except chilling here or venture out and explore. Arkadi Monastery and Spili Monastery are among the best things to discover nearby.
  • Come for the homely vibe of "Meronas Εco House, Accommodation In Traditional Cretan Village House", stay for the riveting sights around it. This getaway in Sivritos puts you near Spili Monastery, St. Anthony Patsou Gorge and more.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Rethymnon?

Whether you've been together for a few months, a year or forever, there's nothing like a romantic weekend getaway to keep passions burning. If you're searching for a dreamy place to spend a couple of days with your significant other, check out these escapes:

  • "Villa Anastasia Prines" in Rethymno sets the scene for romantic interludes. Nice touches here include a fireplace and air conditioning.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days sipping Champagne and cuddling up at "Log Cabin, Rushing Creek, Hot Tub". A fireplace and skiing facilities add to the idyllic ambiance of this Geropotamos property.

Are there mansions for rent in Rethymnon?

With space, privacy and plenty of wow factor, mansions offer a taste of something special. If you think your whole gang deserves a taste of the high life, invite them to stay at one of these mansions for rent in Rethymnon:

  • Spend a few nights or longer living it up at "Villa Cardia An Old Mansion Close To The Sea" in Kiriánna. A fireplace and a swimming pool are just a couple of the quality amenities waiting for you here.
  • With concierge services and massage services among its wealth of highlights, "Mamis Mansion Jacuzzi Terrace With Great Sea Views" also promises to make your stay unforgettable. You'll find these palatial digs in Okaloosa Island.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Rethymnon?

If your idea of the perfect getaway is to bring the whole family, you're going to need a whole bunch of space. Luckily, there are plenty of vacation rentals in Rethymnon that will house large groups, starting with these sprawling stunners:

  • "Amari Villas: Calm And Comfort In The Real Crete": This popular vacation rental is a great choice for larger groups that are visiting Amarion. It has 6 bedrooms and conveniences that include mountain views and a swimming pool.
  • "Great Views, Private And Kids Pool": You'll get your squad's stamp of approval at this Arkadi option which features a kitchen, a swimming pool and more. It has 6 bedrooms that will comfortably accommodate everyone on your invitation list.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Rethymnon?

If you're planning a huge family reunion or a special event in Rethymnon, you won't have to worry about leaving anyone behind. Vrbo has an excellent range of large vacation rentals that'll fit all the people you love. Here are a couple of terrific examples:

  • "Own Venue For General Events, Card Payment Up To 12x Without Interest": With 7 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 40 people, there's more than enough space at this sizable property in Saquarema. Handy amenities here include a garden and a swimming pool.
  • "Evilio Suites, Inspired Family Retreat 800 Meters To The Beachping Pong Table": Situated in Skaleta, this spacious stay features a kitchen and a garden. It has 12 bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate up to 36 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Rethymnon?

In Rethymnon, there are loads of house rentals where every day can be a pool day. Having a splashing great time will be your highest priority at one of these sought-after properties:

  • Welcome to "Vgorada, Cretan House In Νature", where the first thing on your must-do list should be chilling by the pool. This retreat is located in Amari and features a host of family-friendly amenities, including on-site watersports and a porch.
  • "Meronas Εco House, Accommodation In Traditional Cretan Village House" in Sivritos is also a hit with guests. There's so much to love about this property besides its pool, such as pet-friendly facilities and a fridge.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Rethymnon?

We've got large family vacation rentals that'll fit the whole darn tree — yes, even that strange second cousin of yours! Whatever type of property you need, you'll find one to suit on Vrbo. Here are some of our favorites in Rethymnon:

  • For style, size and function, you can't beat "Hawk Villa, Nature’s Essence Close To Amazing Beaches". Situated in Mount Martha, this retreat provides 3 bedrooms and handy amenities like a barbecue grill and a stereo. It can comfortably fit up to 9 people.
  • Another wonderful option is "Amari Villas: Calm And Comfort In The Real Crete". Situated in Amarion, this excellent escape boasts 6 bedrooms and many great amenities such as nearby birdwatching activities and childrens activities. It can fit up to 17 guests.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions in Rethymnon, you're spoiled for choice. Rethimno Kart, Horse Park Rethymno and Reptisland promise fun for young and old.

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