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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.

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              Villa #1993464
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                          Multiple rentals Apartment #8139196
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                              Multiple rentals Villa #445107
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                                Villa #1940666
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                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                  Multiple rentals Bungalow #874574
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    Apartment #6304133
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #8139196
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              Multiple rentals Villa #6495829
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                                                                Apartment #6165452
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                                                                  Multiple rentals Villa #1993466
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Villa #874574
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      Villa #1150970
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Villa #6495829
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                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    Villa #1419122
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Villa #1993466
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                                                                                        Villa #1812099
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                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          Villa #8112473
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #897958
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              Villa #1082063
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                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Villa #1655210
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                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      Villa #1993472
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Outstanding location and Exceptional Hosts

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I cannot recommend this villa enough - mainly down to the exceptional generosity and attentiveness of the hosts but also to the outstanding location if you are looking for peace and quiet with wonderful views. We only take villa holidays as we like to get away from it all and I was amazed by the peace and tranquillity of this villa and the awesome view (you are 2,500 metres above sea level, or so my watch told me). The villa has everything you need for a home from home but the thing that really stood out for me and which was a pleasant surprise was the fact the owners offer the service of a 'menu' of home cooked dishes if you don't fancy leaving the villa (which they cook at home and deliver to your villa ready to heat up in the oven). This was a blessing for me as normally we like to stay in and cook for ourselves. We tried several dishes and all were absolutely delicious. The hosts are not only attentive, responsive and friendly but are also the most generous we have come across. On arrival you are greeted with a free bottle of their own wine, their own olive oil and a delicious meal in the oven to heat up. Not only this, during our stay they gave us a home made walnut cake and on several occasions home made patties. We will definitely be back as we are already missing the peace and quiet, with only the sound of goat and sheep bells.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Magnifique Villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Villa de rêve dans un coin tranquille ou l'on peut y faire la fête jusqu'à pas d'heure! Nous étions un groupe de 7 jeunes et avons apprécié le séjour jusqu'au dernier moment.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017