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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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                                                            We gratefully look back on the week during which we were in the opportunity to call this magnificent Villa Naya our home. The villa offers so much. Everything that is written about it appeared to be true (visit the villa virtually via the Villa Naya App!). The location is ideal, only a 10 minute walk away from the city and the nearby supermarket and 20 minutes to the beach, and yet elevated enough to be redeemed from the city noises. The design of the building is stunning, with four floors of restful space, with tasteful as well as functional furnishings. The staff cleans the house in a three days schedule, infringing as little as possible on the life of the guests. The swimming pool is maintained every morning which kept the water very clean (swallows use to drink from it frequently). The service and support of both the staff and of the owner and his wife was heartwarming. We (two parents with three adult sons), very much recommend this property to anyone seeking a truly carefree stay on the beautiful island of Crete.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 20-May-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                            great villa in good location with great hosts

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                                                            A great villa completed to good standard. We were met by Valia and her family who were all so welcoming. Valia makes the most awesome cakes, thanks. The villa is an upside down villa. The bedrooms are downstairs and on the positive it makes them cool. The downside is with the living and kitchen upstairs the its a hike down to the outside area where the bbq pool and lovely shaded outside dining area is. You either have to negotiate the stairs with food and drink and go out via a bedroom or go out the front door and down either side to the rear. The outside area is very good with high quality outside furniture. The location is good with a 20 minute walk downhill to the beach where there are some bars an tavernas and rethymo is a 10 minute drive away.A small supermarket and bakers are just minutes away.. Car is recommended for this villa. All said a great one week stay and I would recommend this villa keith Butler
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                                                            We arrived at Villa Giakoumakis on the 7th of May for a week long stay, we were a family of 7 adults and 2 children. The villa is simply beautiful, there are so many facilities and so much to do at the villa we hardly left it! The grounds surrounding the villa are beautiful, from the swings to the lovely manicured gardens, we all had so much fun and spent plenty of time outdoors, the fresh fruit and vegetables being grown are also extremely tasty! The villa was everything we wanted, the entire family had a wonderful time, there was something to do for all, whether it was relaxing in the hot tub, playing a game of pool or simply appreciating the amazing views there was something for everyone and we thoroughly made the most of it and truly enjoyed our stay. Mr Vasilis and the extended team were always on standby if we needed anything and their hospitality was most definitely appreciated and we would love to come back another time! ... Thankyou so much for our lovely stay !!! Vipul ...
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