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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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                                                                                            Absolutely Fantastic!!!

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                                                                                            This Villa is stunning! We were a mixed family of 10 staying here, and I cannot fault anything. Not only is the villa perfect but the managers were BRILLIANT! Throughout our stay they helped organised a private cruise-a cruise boat just for us for 4 hours €424, a massage at the villa (for my sisters 30th birthday) price range from €25 to €60 and it was fantastic! They booked us taxis's, Yainnis mother baked us a traditional Greek pudding which was DIVINE and was so big it lasted us all 2-3 days!! The bars, tavernas and beach were a short walk away...approx 5-10 minutes! You must visit the old town which is slightly further to walk or a €5 taxi ride which takes 3 minutes from the bottom of the hill! It's beautiful, little mazes cobbled streets with unique shops and loads of restaurants! The managers ordered takeaways for us-Italian corner is very nice and only cost €10 each...this included numerous beers, pizzas etc!! On our last day we had a late flight, had to leave the villa by 11am, we got booked into Baja Beach resort for free (usual cost €110) booked a gazebo, sofa, sun loungers, free use of the pool and water slides, restaurant, bar, showers! Would I reccomend this villa...YES!!!! I cannot thank everyone enough!! We all loved it!!! Thank you 😀
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                            Beautiful villa and perfect for all age groups

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            The villa was exactly as we expected with fantastic large pool in lovely gardens and luxury extras. The outside eating areas were a surprise and we especially enjoyed the pizza oven. The owners were very attentive and the daily maid service was excellent.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                            Paradise

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                                                                                            Having looked endlessly at the pictures on the website for the last 8 months and re-reading the reviews there is always that little apprehension that it won't be what you expect it to be. As soon as we walked through the gate we knew instantly that it was even better than we could ever have imagined. Anastasia who has to be the nicest person on this planet greeted us with her beautiful smile and made us feel at home and loved instantly. I will come back to her later. The villa itself surpasses anything that you can envisage, the attention to detail is better than any 5*star hotel. All the bedrooms are tastefully and beautifully decororated. The organic toiletries are in ample supply and do your skin wonders. The kitchen was perfect and had all that you need to prepare meals, not that you need to as the two tavernas in the village have wonderful food. The outside area is even bigger than the photos, and we spent most of our time in it. The pool was perfect and the area around it had ample space to be in both the sun or under an olive tree in the shade (my husbands favourite place!) the outside space also offers a great alfresco cooking experience, which we used as often as we ate out. There are two mini-markets in the village, you will be surprised as to how much you get from them, look out for the olive oil in water bottles and honey in a plastic jar, they are locally sourced and delicious. There is a bigger supermarket down the hill if you need more. We didn't hire a car for the full duration of our holiday and managed to walk down and back with our groceries. The beach at Episkopi is lovely but our favourite was on the south side of the island. Elena, Anastasias daughter was as wonderful as her mother and we enjoyed many a conversation about Greek life, cuisine and she was a constant source of entertainment and information for us. Anastasia, there are not enough superlatives to describe how amazing she is. We all fell in love with her charm and personality, most of all my two teenage boys (18 and 15) and my eldest sons girlfriend. Everyday we looked forward to her visit, not so that she cleaned the villa but just to see her and to talk. Her cooking is amazing and her generosity second to none. All in all it has to be the best family holiday we have ever had and that is down to Anastasia, Elena and of course paradise itself. We have booked to come back next year before we have even left. Thank you thank you thank you Anastasia
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Aug 2016