: Heraklion Airport
: EO Rethymnou/Herakliou/Chaniwn
: Bali Beach
: Cafe, Melidoni
This is your place, Melidoni is a village near Perama, Rethymno, which lies 4 km south of the coast and still close enough to main highways to reach a wide range of destinations.
The village has a petrol station, supermarket, kiosks, small regional cafes and local restaurants where you can taste the unique cretan cuisine. A great base to discover the varied countryside and the nearby cities and beaches.
A worth visit is the nearby Melidoni Cave or Gerontospilios (2km away). Gerontospilios is very important due to the archeological findings, some of which are exhibited in the Archeological Museum of Rethymnon. Moreover, the cave has played a tragic role in the history of Cretan revolution against the Turks, in 1824.
The Bali & Panormo beaches, which are the closest are located 6 km away, while the beautiful beaches of Skaleta and of Geropotamos are 9 km away.
Margarites village which is 10 km away, the European ceramic art center, the famous monastery of Arkadi, the archeological site of ancient Eleutherna and the incomparable city of Rethymno.
Nearby vilage of Panormos has a lot to show for a village of its size and is one of the few unspoilt beach towns on the northern coast. It retains an unhurried, authentic village feel and makes for a quiter alternative to the overcrowded scene immediately east of Rethymno and at nearby Bali. You'll find a small harbour, a couple of Byzantine chapels, a post office, a few mini markets and shops and the best of all in summer concerts and other events are held in a carob mill turned cultural centre.
Joanna the owner, will be glad to provide you with valuable tourist information meant for individual tourism.