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The circular and pictureresque harbour of Rethymnon - the third largest town in Crete - is dominated by a mighty 17th-century Venetian fortress, which soars above the bustling old town.  Rethymnon is a fascinating blend of ancient and modern, browsing past its fashionable shops, restaurants and nightclubs, or strolling along the shore road lined with palm trees and pavement cafes, you can round a corner and suddenly find yourself in a narrow maze of cobbled streets, overhung by the balconies of old Turkish houses, Venetian facades and traditional shops selling local crafts - this romantic old quarter draws visitors from all over the world.



A palm-fringed promenade backs a wonderful beach of pale sand and shingle which stretches as far as the eye can see, Rethymnon is said to have some of the best beaches in Crete, here’s where you'll find most of the holiday accommodation, in smart modern hotels and apartments. Rethymnon has spread in both directions along the coast, small resort areas have sprung up along the way, with their own tavernas, bars and mini-markets. Frequent local buses and taxis make it easy to head in or out of town, whenever the fancy takes you.


Holidays in Rethymnon enjoy the tremendous attractions of a picturesque town full of fountains, archways, churches, Venetian architecture and Turkish influences seen in the towns’ mosques and minarets.  It’s full of romantic cafes and bars many round the harbour where you will mix with locals as well as fellow visitors. There’s plenty of nightlife too.


All in all the mixture of old town and new, make this a superb choice for anyone wanting to stay in an authentic Greek town with a great beach and bustling friendly atmosphere.  Stay in a Rethymnon Hotel and enjoy a Rethymnon Holiday in Crete.


Chania Airport to Rethymnon is approx 65Kms (40miles) 1hr by taxi

Heraklion Airport to Rethymnon is approx 90Kms (56miles) 45mins by taxi

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Grec Creta Palace 5*   Ib Creta Marine 4*        
Top class hotel

- wonderfully located on a 300m-long sandy beach

  Modern Hotel set in spacious grounds with panoramic views of the bay        


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