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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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                                                                                                      Our holiday at Villa Anastasia last year was probably the best holiday we had ever had. Before we had even left we booked again to return this summer. As the time approached we were so excited but a little apprehensive that it might not have the same magic. We needn't have worried it was just as amazing if not better. As we walked through the gate it was like 'coming home' not only to the villa but for the love we have for Anastasia and Elena, they are our very own Greek family. The villa was just as we had remembered it, a few little changes, new toiletries, new mattresses, cushions for the sun loungers. Anastasia takes such pride in her villa and is continually adding new things to the benefit of her clients. Her attention to detail is exceptional. We loved her visits every day, not just for the delicious food that she brought or the fact that she cleaned the villa but just so we could sit and chat to her. I described the villa to someone on my return as staying in a 5* hotel but with the luxury of not having to share it with other guests! For those of you who have not been lucky enough to experience Villa Anastasia yet but are reading the reviews to help you make your decision, everything you read and the pictures that you see are true. Do not hesitate to book it really is a gem of a find with the added jewel - Anastasia herself - don't leave it too late and miss out - you will regret it. We are already looking forward to returning Prines is a beautiful village. There are three lovely taverna's all serving traditional food at exceptionally reasonable prices. A village shop that has all the essentials you need and a butcher selling local meat. The villa is a short bus ride away from Rethmynon and close to some fantastic beaches. Anastasia thank you so much yet again for an amazing two weeks, see you soon. We love you dearly. Emma John and 'your boys' xx
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent villa, peaceful location, beautiful garden

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                                                                                                      Such a lovely week and lots to do if you can drag yourself away from the beautiful garden. The Cretan sea is the most amazing deep blue, perfect for swimming. Lily is a perfect host, thank you Lily for the lovely Greek cooking!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017