Rethymno is located in the central part of Crete. Full of cultural wealth and natural beauties, the biggest centers of the island have nothing to be jealous about.
Between the Cretan and the Libyan Sea, get ready to meet a paradise of contrasts, traditions and history!
Starting from the enchanting old town of Rethymnon, with the imposing Venetian Fortress and the port, you will be lost in time and will wander for hours in the cobbled alleys with the old houses and the infinite monuments that testify to the history of the city.
The Minarets, the Venetian Lodzia, the Church of Our Lady of the Angels, the Church of St. Francis and the Guora Gate are some of them. While it is definitely worth visiting the museums of the area.
Shops, cafes by the sea and restaurants with wonderful Cretan flavors complete an unforgettable holiday experience in the picturesque old town of Rethymnon that is full of life!
But if you want to discover the hidden beauty of the prefecture of Rethymno then take a walk inland passing through Amari with the church of Agia Anna where frescoes of 1225 and the historic Monastery of Asomaton founded in the 13th century are kept.
In Anogia, the traditional village of Rethymno with its important history, as it was one of the places of worship of the Minoans, you will also find the imposing cave Ideon Andron! Other caves in the area are Sfendoni in Zoniana and Melidoni Cave in Geropotamos.
On the idyllic beaches of Rethymnon you can enjoy the warmth of the sun next to the clear blue waters. Preveli is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The golden sand that is surrounded by a palm forest reminds of a tropical setting with waterfalls that end in the sea and pristine nature that captures even the most demanding! Swimming also in Plakias, Agia Galini and the beaches of Agios Pavlos with the dunes that create small coves.