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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous relaxing holiday!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were a group of 4 adults and 3 children, the accommodation offers two self contained living areas in the house, perfect for two families holidaying together, all very well equipped. The outside living area is fantastic, exceptionally well maintained, beautifully manicured grassed area, lovely clean pool and fantastic communal eating areas outside providing shade all day. We particularly enjoyed using the outside cooking areas, large barbecue area, wood fired oven and even a portable hob which meant most food prep could be done outside. We cooked our own pizzas, had lots of barbecued meat and even cooked calamari which was delicious. Manolis the owner delivered an amazing dish of lamb and potatoes, Greek salad and bread which was incredible and enjoyed by all in our group, it was enough for dinner and lunch the following day, a very kind gesture and hugely appreciated. The villa is very convenient and made it a very relaxing holiday, 5 minutes by car from Panormos making a trip to the beach or dinner in the evening all really easy. Ample supermarkets in Panormos and Perama, also butchers and bakers which we enjoyed frequenting, and also a little trip to the local winery. Although the weather was very hot there was generally a little breeze which made it more comfortable, we enjoyed mixing our time between the villa and the lovely pool and the beach. Rethymnon is a short drive away if you want something more bustling. All in all a very successful holiday, all very easy from excellent instructions from Valia, Demetrius meeting us and helping out during our stay, the villa was also cleaned regularly to a high standard. Would definitely recommend!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Home from home with a pool.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just back from 2 weeks here, excellent stay. Villa has everything you could want and more. The owner Gregori is so accommodating and willing to go above and beyond to make your stay perfect. Had a fabulous holiday here with the family. Nice size barbecue for the evenings in, followed by a family game of cards and finishing up with Gregory's home made Raki roulette - God help you if you got the clear one, it's like fire water! Plenty of reasonable places to eat down in Platanias, average 10 euros per head including drinks, or Rethymono port for a special treat - average 25 euros per head. All in all a lovely holiday and would love to return at some point. Thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017