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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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                                                            We gratefully look back on the week during which we were in the opportunity to call this magnificent Villa Naya our home. The villa offers so much. Everything that is written about it appeared to be true (visit the villa virtually via the Villa Naya App!). The location is ideal, only a 10 minute walk away from the city and the nearby supermarket and 20 minutes to the beach, and yet elevated enough to be redeemed from the city noises. The design of the building is stunning, with four floors of restful space, with tasteful as well as functional furnishings. The staff cleans the house in a three days schedule, infringing as little as possible on the life of the guests. The swimming pool is maintained every morning which kept the water very clean (swallows use to drink from it frequently). The service and support of both the staff and of the owner and his wife was heartwarming. We (two parents with three adult sons), very much recommend this property to anyone seeking a truly carefree stay on the beautiful island of Crete.
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                                                            We arrived at Villa Giakoumakis on the 7th of May for a week long stay, we were a family of 7 adults and 2 children. The villa is simply beautiful, there are so many facilities and so much to do at the villa we hardly left it! The grounds surrounding the villa are beautiful, from the swings to the lovely manicured gardens, we all had so much fun and spent plenty of time outdoors, the fresh fruit and vegetables being grown are also extremely tasty! The villa was everything we wanted, the entire family had a wonderful time, there was something to do for all, whether it was relaxing in the hot tub, playing a game of pool or simply appreciating the amazing views there was something for everyone and we thoroughly made the most of it and truly enjoyed our stay. Mr Vasilis and the extended team were always on standby if we needed anything and their hospitality was most definitely appreciated and we would love to come back another time! ... Thankyou so much for our lovely stay !!! Vipul ...
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                                                            My husband and I stayed at Villa Elia in late April/early May'16 for 2 weeks. It is a really special villa, beautifully furnished and built to exacting standards. The village of Atsipopolou, where the villa sits, is a really nice village, with most things on your doorstep, chemist, ATM, bakers, supermarket and the village also has 3 restaurants. The villa itself has been well designed, especially for 2 families with children, as the ground and top floors both have a double-bedded room and a twin-bedded room, each floor sharing a bathroom. I would describe it as a perfect place to chill and unwind. In essence, no expense has been spared in making this property something really special. The Greek family, who own and manage the villa, and live locally, are excellent hosts and will try to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. They really care about their guests and will do their utmost to help you in any way they can. Thank you George, Magda and Mary, for making our holiday unforgettable.
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                                                            • Date of Stay: Apr 2016