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Destination guide

Combine medieval history and modern fun with Rethimno villas

This town lies on Crete's northern coast and is east of Chania. The Venetian Harbour attracts travellers with its beautiful ocean view and makes a wonderful spot to watch sunsets. The brick Rethimno Lighthouse stands at the end of the harbour's walls. You can explore the 16th-century Fortezza of Rethimno, where a hospital, Turkish mosque and certain medieval buildings remain. You can see exhibits of ancient coins and sculptures and learn about the island's early history at Rethimno Archaeological Museum. When you book your villa for a Crete holiday, the air conditioning and ceiling fans will keep you cool during the summer months

 
Activities

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)
Natural features

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)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Rethymnon

Fly into Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis), the closest airport, located 22.5 mi (36.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), which is 39.2 mi (63.1 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Rethimno?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,672 holiday lettings around Rethimno. From 1,548 villas to 492 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

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

  • Rethymnon Venetian Port: 2,856 holiday lettings
  • Rethymnon Archaeological Museum: 2,883 holiday lettings
  • Rethymnon Town Hall: 2,861 holiday lettings
  • Rethymnon Lighthouse: 2,859 holiday lettings
  • University of Crete: 2,935 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Rethimno listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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.co.uk offers 1,548 Villas in Rethimno. Our other popular types of Rethimno holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 492 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 485 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 42 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Rethimno?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,945 holiday homes with pool available in Rethimno. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.