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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

Fantastic villa!

5 of 5
This villa is really amazing. The concept of relaxing and sporting together is the best. The villa is clean and modern and the owner is very friendly and helpfull. There is a lot to do for little children but also for teenagers. Our boys loved the playstation. We had a wonderfull time and hope to return. Thanks a lot!
  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Amazing

5 of 5
Stop looking for a holiday villa. You have the best property on the site. Got back today from a great week in Crete. Villa is immaculate, great position in the hills with views off the sea and mountains. Great position with loads to do all within a 20 mins drive. The villa has everything you need it's beyond fantastic we have a great time and it's so peaceful. Three great tavernas in a two mins walk and loads of great places to eat within a few minutes drive. Would recommend to anyone. Villa done to highest standards. Thanks Chris
  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017