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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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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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    • 4 BA
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    Villa #1728020
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      Multiple rentals Villa #1410546
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        Multiple rentals Villa #1410546
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          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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          Multiple rentals Villa #814829
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            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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            Villa #428195
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                Multiple rentals Villa #897958
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                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                    Villa #84266
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      Villa #1060614
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                        Villa #410573
                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                          Villa #70940
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                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                            • 5 BR
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                            Villa #1646829
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              Villa #84350
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                                Multiple rentals Villa #865795
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                                    Multiple rentals Villa #865795
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                                      Multiple rentals Villa #865795
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                                        Villa #6560979
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                                          Villa #8141766
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                                            Villa #6022510
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                                                  Villa #1875960
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                                                    Villa #6847282
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                                                      Apartment #4156067
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                                                        Multiple rentals Villa #8038458
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                                                          Multiple rentals Villa #8038458
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                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #8038458
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                                                              Villa #6495830
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                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                      Villa #1678678
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                                                                              Apartment #1995255
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                                                                                Villa #1887843
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  House #561037vb
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                                                                                    Villa #4220250
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                                                                                      Apartment #4203061
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                                                                                        Villa #863654
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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              A wonderfull, charming house and nice owner!

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              Lovely and charming house and nice garden and pool with a great playground for children! The owner Ms Anastasia was very nice and almost every day we received something delicious that she prepared for us! Ideal for family with children. Thank you so much Ms. Anastasia for giving us a nice holiday.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                              Stunning cottage in a tranquil location

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              Our autumn getaway was reserving a wonderful surprise. We experienced the wonderful little world of Lily’s cottage, a breathe taking, cozy farmhouse in an olive grove with a magnificent view to the sea. It is a little gem in a tranquil location, further enough away from the hustle and bustle of the town but close enough to enjoy it. The cottage even in November is amazing. Maybe you can’t enjoy the nice pool but you enjoy for sure the fireplace instead. Personally I found it more romantic. Lily, the host, is a wonderful person herself. She went above and beyond to make sure we had a lovely holiday. We highly recommend Lily’s cottage even this season. We will back soon
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                              Ein wunderschönes Haus im Bergdorf Amnatos

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              Wir haben zehn Tage im Oktober das schöne Haus bewohnen dürfen. Die Bilder zeigen genau das, was man vor Ort vorfindet! Man fühlt sich "mittendrin", statt nur dabei, denn die vielen liebevollen Details und persönlichen Bilder geben dem Haus einen ganz besondern Charme und wir fühlten uns wirklich wie zuhause! Nicht so steril wie in manch anderen Häusern. Der Besitzer Herr Vangelis war sehr freundlich und kommunikativ, unser Kontakt Sophia, den wir von der Agentur genannt bekamen, war ebenso immer für uns da. Die Kaffeemaschine war defekt - einige Stunden später hatten wir eine nagelneue bekommen. Das Wetter wurde zunehmends kühler - wir bekamen dicke Decken gebracht! Von Raki, Weintrauben, Gebäck und Brot gar nicht zu reden. Lediglich die Betten haben uns enttäuscht - die waren echt zu hart! Aber wenn ich Herrn Vangelis richtig verstanden habe, soll dieser Umstand evtl. geändert werden! Die Taverne im Dorf war auch grandios! Da Saisonende war gab es verständlicherweise keine große Auswahl an Essen. Aber wir konnten uns etwas aussuchen, was dann extra für uns gekocht wurde! Mehr geht nicht! :-D Die Fahrten zum Meer Richtung Rethymnon sind in ca 20 min getan, in den Süden fährt man, je nach Route 1 -1,5 Stunden! Wir können das Haus an alle weiterempfehlen die den Massentourismus nicht möchten, das Einheimische lieben und gerne ihre Ruhe haben! Denn das hat man dort in jedem Fall!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Oct 2016