Destination guide

The beachside setting of Rethymnon is ready to explore

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Rethymnon. Travellers especially like the beaches, restaurants and seaside in this romantic and relaxing city. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


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.

Natural features

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)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Rethymnon

Fly into Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis), the closest airport, located 32.2 mi (51.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), which is 32.7 mi (52.7 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Rethymno?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,227 holiday lettings around Rethymno. From 1,740 villas to 688 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.

Can I rent a village property in Rethymno?

Switch off your alarm, because you'll have no use for it where you're off to. It's time to escape, unwind and live like the locals do. HomeAway has 1,237 village getaway rentals here. On the hunt for something a little different? See if any of our other properties steal your heart. Our options here include:

  • 1,160 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,030 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,005 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a villa in Rethymno?

Whether you're organising a family get-together, a getaway with friends or a big celebration, there's more than enough room for everyone when you choose a private villa. Just make sure you call dibs on the best bedroom! In this destination, you'll find 1,751 rentals to select from. Prices begin from £30 a night. Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 656 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.
  • Apartment: 647 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £19 per night.
  • Hotel: 159 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £16 per night.

Can I stay in Rethymno in a large group?

There's nothing more enjoyable than exploring somewhere entirely new with your family and loved ones. And the great news is HomeAway has places suitable for large groups. Villa holiday rentals are the top choice here for big groups of guests. Our extensive database presently has 409 available. The rental options that are suitable for large groups here include:

  • Looking for places that can house 6 of you? We have 1,412 that will fit the bill. Prices begin from just £26 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your group, you'll be pleased to learn that there are 830 holiday rentals suitable. You can book one for as little as £26 a night.
  • Seeking properties for rent suitable for 8 people? You'll be pleased to discover we have 662 that will fit the bill. You can score one from just £34 per night.

You and the squad will be more than satisfied when you book your Rethymno escape with us!