Where to stay around Rethimno?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,383 holiday lettings near Rethimno. From 724 villas to 338 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Rethimno is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Rethimno?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Rethimno. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Rethymnon Venetian Port: 2,455 holiday lettings
  • Rethymnon Town Hall: 2,454 holiday lettings
  • Rethymnon Municipal Garden: 2,476 holiday lettings
  • Lady of Angels Church: 2,476 holiday lettings
  • Rethymnon Archaeological Museum: 2,479 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent villas in Rethimno?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 724 villas in Rethimno. Our other popular types of Rethimno holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 338 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 245 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 22 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Rethimno?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,035 holiday homes with pool available in Rethimno. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Rethymnon, Crete your home away from home

    Rethymnon is the capital of the prefecture of the same name. Found on the rocky north coast of Crete, Rethymnon lies on the eastern edge of the largest beach in Crete, which stretches for 12km towards Chania. If you are lucky enough to rent a property in Rethymnon, Crete, you will get a great feeling for the island, as this is one of the most vibrant and hospitable places to take holiday accommodation in Crete.

    Things to do on holiday to Rethymnon, Crete

    There is a real elegance to Rethymnon, created by the arched doors, ancient buildings and 16th century villas which make up the town. There are a great number of Roman, Byzantine and Venetian ruins adorning the streets of Rethymnon, making walking tours of the town a genuine delight. The Fortezza Castle at the top of the town is one of the largest attractions, but the Rimondi Fountain, Venitian Loggia and Neratzes Mosque are all incredible sites to visit from a villa or apartment in Rethymnon. If you would like to further understand the history and culture of your surroundings before succumbing to the appeal of the coastline, the Folklore and History Museum is a magnificent place to visit. There is also an excellently presented Archaeological Museum to visit from a self catering property in Rethymnon, Crete.

    During the long, warm evenings you will enjoy from a property in Rethymnon, Crete, the town centre will offer a huge range of entertainment possibilities. The pubs and clubs which surround the harbour are the centre of the more excitable nightlife, but the beaches are lined with a range of more relaxed, atmospheric bars. There are a range of really good restaurants in Rethymnon, creating international delicacies and local dishes, but for a truly world class meal, the seafood restaurants in Rethymnon are excellent.

    However, you would be hard pushed to ignore the allure of the beach during your stay in self catering property in Rethymnon, Crete. The beach which stretches out in front of the town is lined with a promenade which lies in the shade of hundreds of palm trees, swaying in the reliable sea breezes that keep the air fresh and the windsurfers flying across the bay. The sand and shingle beaches which stretch almost as far as the eye can see are ideal for lazy holidays in the sun, or as a base for windsurfing, sailing and jet-skiing.

    Places to visit on holiday to Rethymnon, Crete

    Although it is on Crete’s south Coast, Agia Paraskevi is very easy to reach from a Rethymnon apartment. This region is one of the thinnest parts of Crete, and the atmosphere in the south of the island is noticeably different, and well worth investigation. Agia Paraskevi is a tiny fishing village, which was abandoned for many years. Now, having been slowly re-built, the village is an idyllic place to see, on top of a steep cliff overlooking the sea.

    Weather in Rethymnon, Crete

    Sea temperatures are wonderfully warm throughout much of the summer, reaching up to 26˚C in August. May until October sees temperatures reaching well into the mid 30’s (˚C), whilst in winter, temperatures still hover around 22˚C in winter days.

    Travel to Rethymnon, Crete

    A property in Rethymnon, Crete, is almost equi-distant from Chania Airport (CHQ) and Heraklion Airport (HER), which are served from the UK by ThomsonFly and First Choice Airways respectively. There are a larger range of departure points in the UK for flights arriving into Heraklion Airport, but there are a great range of transfer options from both, meaning there should be no problems in reaching your Rethymnon apartments.

    Activities and attractions in Rethymnon

    Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday 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 centre:

    • 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)

    Exploring the natural features in Rethymnon

    Whether you're an adventurous traveller 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 centre:

    • 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)