Where to stay around Rethymno?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,757 holiday lettings near Rethymno. From 941 villas to 435 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 Rethymno is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Rethymno?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Rethymno. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Panormos: 953 holiday homes
  • Plakias: 303 holiday homes
  • University of Crete: 2,544 holiday homes
  • Bali: 393 holiday homes
  • Rethymnon Venetian Port: 2,475 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Rethymno! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Rethymno?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Rethymno with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Panormos: 953 holiday lettings
  • Plakias: 303 holiday lettings
  • Bali: 393 holiday lettings
  • Rethimno: 1,391 holiday lettings
  • Prines: 1,072 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Rethymno?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Rethymno. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of Crete: 2,544 holiday rentals
  • Rethymnon Venetian Port: 2,475 holiday rentals
  • Rethymnon Town Hall: 2,474 holiday rentals
  • Plakias Beach: 1,762 holiday rentals
  • Rethymnon Municipal Garden: 2,497 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rethymno listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Discover Rethymno, Crete on your next holiday.

Explore the city of Rethymno. Located on the northern coast of the island of Crete, Rethymno is a rich historical and cultural city with around 40,000 residents. Rethymno is also only a short ferry ride away from other islands in the Aegean Sea. Explore the other towns on the island of Crete, such as the cities of Heraklion and Chania. Both of these cities are larger than Rethymno and offer a variety of historical and cultural activities. Additionally, explore the Cretian countryside.

Start planning a trip today, and be sure to book a villa in Rethymno with HomeAway. HomeAway offers a variety of packages and properties and will be able to meet any desires for a holiday rental in Rethymno. For larger groups, multi-family apartments in Rethymno are available both on the beachfront and in the city. These properties sleep 10+ people and are available with a variety of amenities, such as a full kitchen or swimming pool.

Travellers who want to explore other Greek islands can also find accommodation through HomeAway. Holiday homes on Mykonos are cosy, and HomeAway has excellent holiday rentals on Corfu.

Things to do

Archaeological Museum of Rethymno:

Visit the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, operated by the National Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Conservancy. This museum is organized by excavation site, in chronological order, ranging from the Neolithic to the Roman period. The museum is situated in the Fortezza, within the pentagon-shaped building near the main entrance.

Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno:

The Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno includes handcrafted works like rugs, hand-sewn lace, and jewellery. The pieces reflect a way of life that predates technology. The museum is located west of Arkadiou and south of Konnou Paleogou.

Museum of Sea Life at Rethymno:

The Museum of Sea Life shows one of Greece's most important collections of fish, molluscs, and sponges native to the area. The museum is located on Arabatzoglou Street in the old part of town. The building is a former abbey.

Fortezza of Rethymno:

The Fortezza of Rethymno is one of the most well-preserved castles in Crete and houses a well-known Wine Festival every July. This impressive fortress is located on one of the headlands above the city, where it was incredibly useful as a military presence. Once inside, the Ibrahim Han Mosque is an absolute must-see.

Nerandzes Mosque:

The Nerandzes Mosque forms an impressive silhouette that has long been a part of the Rethymno skyline. The 17th-century building boasts a fantastic view of the entire city from the turret. Be sure to visit the minaret at the top of the mosque.

Rimondi Fountain:

Believed to have been built in 1588, the current Rimondi fountain is actually a replacement of the original. This fountain, among many others, has provided potable drinking water to residents during water shortages since the 17th century. The fountain's decorative pieces also double as practical parts of the fountain.

Weather in Rethymno

Greece's climate is Mediterranean in nature, and provides ideal holiday weather year-round, with summer temperatures reaching the mid-30s and winters in the 10-15°C range. This makes for ideally hot summer days and an extremely mild winter. Plan for copious sunshine in the summer and rainy weather in the winter. Though Rethymno lies on the Aegean Sea, the heat is dry rather than humid.

Travel to Rethymno

Travel to Rethymno is simple and straightforward. Simply fly into either Heraklion International Airport (HER) or Chania International Airport (CHQ), both located on the island of Crete. Aegean ferries run on a regular schedule, and more often during the highest tourist season. Both car-carrying ferries and catamarans run between the Cyclades Islands, Crete, and mainland Greece daily.

Seasonal weather in Rethymnon

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Rethymnon

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Rethymnon is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kourtaliotiko Gorge (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Town Beach (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Mount Ida (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Rethymnon Municipal Garden (10.2 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Spilies Beach (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Preveli Beach (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)