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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.

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                                                                                              Amazing stay

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                                                                                              We stayed at Villa Ellia in the height of the season, as a family of 4. Having never been to Crete we were eager to have a good base and chose a villa rather than staying in a hotel. Villa Ellia was amazing, George and his family incredibly hospitable and helpful and the village of Atsipopoulo just great. The villa is beautiful, the pool a good size, not one of those small pools you cannot really swim in, the apartment was very clean and had everything we needed. If there was one change it would be better WiFi, but we were on holiday so it wasn't a big deal and not a fault of George and the villa. When we come back to Crete we will be looking to stay again.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                              A magnificent experience

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                                                                                              Sophia sent us very clear directions and even called us as soon as we arrived. We received home made moussaka, raki and eggs from their farm as a welcome gift. The villa itself was very clean, equipped with all essentials and is cleaned at least once a week (new linen and towels). The location is perfect to discover the island. The villa is located on a hill - with a great view of the sea. It was perfect and we are going to miss the sound of the crickets, the goats with their bells, the very quiet evenings with the beautiful sunsets, the mixed scents of country side, woodlands, herbs and the sea. And we are going to miss the contact with Sophia and her family. We would love to come back again!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                              Α great villa in a lovely location!

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                                                                                              We loved our stay in Asterion villa! Especialy the quiet evenings by the pool... Having a car is necessary, but everything (shops, super markets, tavernas, beach) is within easy reach (5-10 min away). Being well situated, close to the main road every sightseeing is easy to reach, especially beautiful beaches all around Rethymno. Sophia and her whole family are great and very helpful! I would highly recommend this place!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016