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If you want to enjoy the quieter side of Crete, Rethymnon might be the perfect place for your next getaway. For families, there are over 10km of sandy, sun-kissed beaches, which shelve gently into sapphire-blue waters. For couples and those who want to immerse themselves in the area’s history and culture, the old town offers colourful and narrow backstreets, a bustling Venetian harbour, and an imposing fortress. The harbour is where you’ll find the best restaurants, offering superb views of spectacular sunsets, and a few bars and clubs for those who want to kick their heels up. Explore spectacular subterranean caves, dip a toe into the past with a visit to the nearby Minoan tombs, or browse one of the busy markets. Whatever you want from your downtime, booking your holiday here allows you to make your break just what you want it to be.

Things to do

Whether you’re travelling with friends, family or as a couple, you’ll find plenty of things to do on your holidays to Rethymnon. The old town is a beautiful backdrop against which to admire the impressive Renaissance architecture or to explore the markets tucked away amongst the cobbled streets and squares. For leisurely dining or a laid-back drink while you watch the sunset, make your way to the Venetian harbour, which is also where you’ll find the best nightlife.

The inviting sands and crystal-clear waters of Rethymnon Beach are just a short walk from your hotel and the ideal place to catch some rays or get involved in some white-knuckle water sports.

More about Rethymnon

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15-28 ℃

For some serious relaxing on a sun-kissed beach, book your Rethymnon holidays between June and August.

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Approximately four hours

Flights to Rethymnon land at Heraklion Airport, which is just over an hour’s drive from the resort.