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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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                                                                                            Wonderful holidays in an amazing villa

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                                                                                            We spent 12 wonderful days in this villa in Rethymno countryside a few kilometers from the sea. The house is accurately described in this ad and is even nicer than in the pictures. It is a newly renovated villa with lot of charm. The owners paid attention to every detail including the nice old furniture, a beautiful garden and all the little things that you may need during your stay, including all the up-to-date amenities. The house is well fitted for children and the pool has an area which is a paddling pool for non-swimming young children. The property manager, Valia Kokkinou (Think Villa), has been very helpful at every step before the stay. She promptly answered all our questions and was always helpful. The bonus here was the incredibly nice owners. They welcomed us warmly and even offered some food, beverage, and olive oil of their own production. The owners answered all our questions and requests, they provided everything and went the extra mile to make us feel good in this villa. It is also good that there is a really nice taverna (Kampos) some 30 meters from the house. We had lunch or dinner there almost each day. They can even package the food for take away. Definitely, these holidays were a huge success for all the family members and it was for a great part because of the luck to find this house. We already miss our little dives in the pool in the evenings.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                            great location, and great hosts

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                                                                                            We spent two weeks staying at this villa and had the most amazing time ever. Our hosts Irene and her brother were on hand 24 hours a day answering questions, booking restaurants, and booking a boat trip. We were even invited to dinner with her family which was excellent, as it gave us the chance to sample traditional Greek food. The villa was very well equipped, making it feel like home. I would certainly recommend to friends and return for another holiday. Thanks again, The Sages & Graham families x
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
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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