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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Rethymnon, Crete your home away from home

Rethymnon is the capital of the prefecture of the same name. Found on the rocky north coast of Crete, Rethymnon lies on the eastern edge of the largest beach in Crete, which stretches for 12km towards Chania. If you are lucky enough to rent a property in Rethymnon, Crete, you will get a great feeling for the island, as this is one of the most vibrant and hospitable places to take holiday accommodation in Crete.

Things to do on holiday to Rethymnon, Crete

There is a real elegance to Rethymnon, created by the arched doors, ancient buildings and 16th century villas which make up the town. There are a great number of Roman, Byzantine and Venetian ruins adorning the streets of Rethymnon, making walking tours of the town a genuine delight. The Fortezza Castle at the top of the town is one of the largest attractions, but the Rimondi Fountain, Venitian Loggia and Neratzes Mosque are all incredible sites to visit from a villa or apartment in Rethymnon. If you would like to further understand the history and culture of your surroundings before succumbing to the appeal of the coastline, the Folklore and History Museum is a magnificent place to visit. There is also an excellently presented Archaeological Museum to visit from a self catering property in Rethymnon, Crete.

During the long, warm evenings you will enjoy from a property in Rethymnon, Crete, the town centre will offer a huge range of entertainment possibilities. The pubs and clubs which surround the harbour are the centre of the more excitable nightlife, but the beaches are lined with a range of more relaxed, atmospheric bars. There are a range of really good restaurants in Rethymnon, creating international delicacies and local dishes, but for a truly world class meal, the seafood restaurants in Rethymnon are excellent.

However, you would be hard pushed to ignore the allure of the beach during your stay in self catering property in Rethymnon, Crete. The beach which stretches out in front of the town is lined with a promenade which lies in the shade of hundreds of palm trees, swaying in the reliable sea breezes that keep the air fresh and the windsurfers flying across the bay. The sand and shingle beaches which stretch almost as far as the eye can see are ideal for lazy holidays in the sun, or as a base for windsurfing, sailing and jet-skiing.

Places to visit on holiday to Rethymnon, Crete

Although it is on Crete’s south Coast, Agia Paraskevi is very easy to reach from a Rethymnon apartment. This region is one of the thinnest parts of Crete, and the atmosphere in the south of the island is noticeably different, and well worth investigation. Agia Paraskevi is a tiny fishing village, which was abandoned for many years. Now, having been slowly re-built, the village is an idyllic place to see, on top of a steep cliff overlooking the sea.

Weather in Rethymnon, Crete

Sea temperatures are wonderfully warm throughout much of the summer, reaching up to 26˚C in August. May until October sees temperatures reaching well into the mid 30’s (˚C), whilst in winter, temperatures still hover around 22˚C in winter days.

Travel to Rethymnon, Crete

A property in Rethymnon, Crete, is almost equi-distant from Chania Airport (CHQ) and Heraklion Airport (HER), which are served from the UK by ThomsonFly and First Choice Airways respectively. There are a larger range of departure points in the UK for flights arriving into Heraklion Airport, but there are a great range of transfer options from both, meaning there should be no problems in reaching your Rethymnon apartments.

    Exceptional! 5/5
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    • 5 BR
    • 4 BA
    • Separate Toilet
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              • 2 BA
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                • 5 BR
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                Villa #1060614
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 5 BA
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        • 3 BR
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                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 3 BA
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                                    • 3 BR
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      • 2 BA
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                            • 1 BA
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                                                • 3 BR
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                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                  Villa #1026745
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                                                    • 4 BR
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Villa #1060596
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                          Apartment #1995255
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
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                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #6893223
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                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
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                                                              House #1033986
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                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
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                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilets
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                                                                  Villa #6920305
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                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                    Apartment #432784
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 7 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 16
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                                                                                                      Rethimno Holiday Villas & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Gorgeous property

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The welcome from Mrs Sophie was wonderful, what a delightful lady who could possibly be one of the sweetest people I've ever met! The Villa is fab and the facilities were everything you need and more, very spacious and of course the spectacular views. For me the downside was the location, it's a fabulous property set in the middle of a pretty run down area, the beach is lovely to look at from the property, it's very quiet, each villa has its own beds and umbrellas which is great but when out swimming you look back at the beach and it all looks a bit grim. The walk into town is along a busy road and not too pretty either. Having said that once in town it's lovely. The main beach at the other side of town is much more touristy, cleaner and prettier with flowers and palms but then it's much busier - so it's swings and roundabouts I guess? Overall we were really happy and I'm sure as things pick up and more surrounding properties are updated then the area will be more inviting. It wouldn't stop me returning but some small changes locally could give a real wow factor. Lovely Mrs Sophie should use her gorgeous charm to challenge the authorities for a clean up! Great comms from Valia and we also liked the maid who was really friendly and helpful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderfully relaxing holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Thank you Lily for a wonderful stay. You work so hard to make your guests feel welcomed and looked after. Your cooking is fabulous and we looked forward to your next home cooked meal which we enjoyed with a local salad for lunch. The villa is spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The air con was most welcome during our stay. There are many excellent taverns, with Pagonas just down the road being the best. The tavernas in the hills behind the villa were fantastic (Fantastiko and Thvma being our recommendations...no mossies and wonderful sunset views). Have a car to make the most of visiting the Arkardi monestary, Margarites village for pottery and local beaches the other side of Rethymno. There are very good supermarkets locally (we avoided Lidl after 2 visits) and a wonderful bakery opposite the BP petrol station. If you are looking for a private holiday location, in a well equipped and spotlessly clean villa with a private pool then this one is hard to beat.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017