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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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                                                                                            Fantastic property in the heart of the old town

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                                                                                            My husband and I stayed here for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful -very old with lovely original features and very nicely furnished and well equipped. It was fantastic to be staying right in the beautiful and atmospheric old town. The house is very centrally located - within walking distance to everything in Rethymno with lots of great tavernas close by. We hired a car so we could see a bit more of Crete and it was easy to park it just a few streets away. Maria is a wonderful host and could not have been more welcoming. She really went above and beyond to ensure we had a great stay which we very much appreciated. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lovely house and hope to return.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                            Wonderful Week Away

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                                                                                            The villa is absolutely stunning! Great 10 minute walk into town (although quite a steep hill), secluded enough to feel as you are somewhere else but yet have a great interrupted view of the sea. The pictures do not to the house justice! Stayed in the villa with 4 adults and 1 teenager, plenty of space and things to do for everyone. The owners were exceptional, very kind and gave in depth detail of the house. Property manager Kosta and his assistant Sophia were extremely helpful throughout the booking process and stay. Gave great recommendations and responsed to emails quickly.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                            Beautiful villa and amazing hosts

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                                                                                            Our family visited Villa Anastasia July 2016, and the stay exceeded all our expectations. The villa itself and the beautiful area around the pool is so well designed, and is perfect for relaxation. The pool area was perfect, both for the children and for the adults in the family. In the evenings, we enjoyed the outdoors area and food from the outdoors grill. Also, it was really nice to walk in the village, and visit the local tavernas. And most importantly: The hosts of the villa are truly fantastic. Anastasia and Elena went out of their way to make us feel welcome, and it was very easy to communicate with them prior to our stay. During our stay, Anastasia stopped by everyday with homemade treats for us, which made us feel so welcome. We enjoyed to much getting to know them. Needless to say, we are coming back, and we have already booked our two week holiday for next year. Can't wait!
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016