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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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One of the best villas we have ever stayed in for indoor and outdoor space.

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Beautiful villa with lovely views. Everything you Could possibly need is provided including enough cold water on tap for fortnight. Evmorfia from muses could not be more helpful spending time pointing out best beaches and restaurants to visit. Villa owner kindly purchased slider and bike for our 2 year old granddaughter and brought cakes and pastries on several morning's. We cannot fault villa at all took advantage of the outside kitchen and barbeque on several occasions. Rethymnon 5 mins away by car very lively with good restaurants. Would love to come back one day.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018

Our Family of 4 had a very relaxing 10 day stay at the Villa. Maid Service was excellent and frie...

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Our Family of 4 had a very relaxing 10 day stay at the Villa. Maid Service was excellent and friendly. The views are stunning and the outside area surrounding the villa is what sets this property apart. Car hire was going to cost between 30 -35 Euros per day and a Taxi Transfer to Rethymno takes about 10 mins and costs 30 Euros return. We decided not to hire car as it costs about the same as taxis and we could all enjoy a drink and not worry about driving. We just stocked up on supplies before getting the taxi back at night. That said we were the only family without a car in comparison with all the families staying at the other 3 villas. I think most people would recommend having a car, but its a personal choice. You must visit the Taverna Katerina in the village. The host called Vilades is a true character, the views are wonderful and the food is great. The village is like stepping back in time and is very quite, but has a special feel to it. You get a true taste of the real Greece far removed from the tourist trail. Everybody is so very friendly. The WI-FI is OK but our Kids 16 & 14 didnt think it was consistent and didnt extend to the upstair bedrooms. Not a huge deal though. I would recommend Agni Travel and also this Villa, if you want a relaxing holiday round the pool.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018