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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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                                                                                                      Relaxing, luxury break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great location once you get beyond the main road. Rock pooling everyday and lazing around the pool. Walk into Rethymno isn't that picturesque in places but a good- paced 20 minute walk and you are in the heart of the old town. Villa has everything you could possibly wish for. Minor points would be the lack of English speaking channels on TV or the capability to mirror cast devices, when you are on holiday with kids, it's sometimes a blessing to have bit of TV to watch. Also there was noise from the main road but the sound of the waves drown this out ( no pun intended.) Supermarket, bakery and a couple of good restaurants in the walking distance. Would definitely recommend
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                                                                                                      Week Long Stay April 2017

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We spent one week in this Villa overlooking the town of Rethymno as two small families of 4 adults and 4 young children in total. The size of the property was ideal for this amount of guests or alternatively 6 adults would fit comfortably. Without a doubt the selling point to the this villa is the view, there is an amazing panaramic view of the Cretan Mountains to the West, the Northern Coastline of Crete and an overlooking view of the lovely city of Rethymno and its Fortezza. I can't imagine there is a better view in any villa throughout Crete. Another positive of the Villa is the outside space. The barbecue is ideal for cooking and there is plenty of outside seating for dining. The swimming pool is a decent size and access is restricted to children, it is however not heated so a little chilly in April! This would be ideal in the middle of a hot greek summer. The outside space is perfect for young children to play in safety and with lots of childrens toys available. The villa itself is homely and has been well looked after in spite of its age. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, which is well suited for the number of guests the villa caters for. There is lots of traditional decor and is cleaned twice a week to a very good standard. The local area is a great place to spend a holiday and I would recommend a hire car for the duration as the Villa is a about 3km uphill from the town. A taxi is however only 5 euros if required. The most memorable part of the booking has to be the hospitality of the host, Giorgios. On the first evening he met us at the Villa with local cheese, breads and Raki to make us feel welcome from the very beginning. This continued through the week as he brought local dishes for us to try and recommended a really good fish restaurant in Rethymno where he turned up with a birthday cake for one of our guests. A brilliant host, in a lovely villa on a beautiful island. In summary we definitely left with a love for Crete and would recommend this Villa on the view and outside space alone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017