Holidays in Rethymno

Rethymno Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Rethymno: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Rethymno? What about transportation on the island?

Holidays in Greece 

Considering Greece to be a magical place for your vacation, we urge you to visit the sections Greek Islands, Thematic Holidays, and why not the Mainland of Greece. We believe that every little part of Greece has a thrilling travelling experience to offer.

Rethymno travel, tourism info

Whatever you have heard of Crete comes true to its extreme when we speak of Rethymno Prefecture, where words reach their limits and the beauty can only be experienced. Rethymno is located in the centre of Crete between the counties of Chania and Heraklion. It is a very natural and mountainous part of Crete, and provides the ideal setting for rewarding holidays throughout the year. Scenic beauty, as well as a distinct local culture, are so inviting to everyone that this region is a magnetic pole of attraction year round! Snow-capped mountain peaks, deep and narrow gorges, fertile valleys watered by the sweat of the people of Rethymno, endless golden sand beaches and the ever-changing colors of the sea contribute to a rich and relaxing surrounding, ideal for memorable vacations. Remains of the past, which testify to the glorious history of this land through time, an intrinsically hospitable and fun-loving people, a perfect tourist network, and a very beautiful capital city (Rethymno Town) define the character of this part of Crete. Rethymno Town is built on the ruins of the ancient city Rithymna, around the castle Fortetza that dominates on Palaiokastro hill.
All the city has an air of nobility with the graphic Venetian harbor, the mansions, the domed passages, the narrow alleys and the churches. Despite the long incoming tourism tradition of Rethymno, and despite the fact that a great number of visitors decide to, yet another time, revisit the area, there is always a new surprise round the corner, yet another hidden secret for you to discover; fascinating and thrilling, breathtaking and enticing, or relaxing and educational, Crete in general, and Rethymno in particular, are a must for the contemporary world traveler.

Rethymno useful info

Tourist Police +30 28310 28156
Port Authority +30 28310 22276
Bus Terminal +30 28310 22785
Port Authority (Agia Galini) +30 28320 91206

Holiday packages, Offers for Rethymno

Holiday packages for Rethymno, is the site that enables you to create online, easily and quickly, your own holiday package to Rethymno. We can assure you that you can make any booking with us, whether it is airplane or ferry tickets, hotels, car rental.

If you visit, do not miss the opportunity to follow the paths and attractions that you recommend.You can combine your holidays with short visits to nearby places like Heraklio or Chaniato create your own unique holiday.

For all of these use the online booking engines presented to you.

Rethymno Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Ship itinerary information for Rethymno

Rethymno can be reached only from the nearby ports of Crete, from the port of Chania and Heraklio.The duration of your trip varies depending on the route and type of ship (conventional or high speed one). When booking your chosen ferry ticket for Rethymno online, you will be informed of the precise time of arrival. Since ship itineraries change according to season, your are advised to check our online booking system for up-to-date information.

Air tickets to Rethymno, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Rethymno

Rethymno has no airport. The nearest airport is Chania international airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" (Chania international airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis") (see airtickets Chania). Alternative is the Heraklio international airport "Nikos Kazantzakis" (Heraklio international airport, "Nikos Kazantzakis") (see airtickets Heraklio).

Book your flights easily and quickly through our online booking system. Telephone booking is also available for those who do not want to use a credit card.

To receive the most-up-to-date information on flights, please refer to our online booking for tickets, as schedules and flights to Rethymno change.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Rethymno

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit and find cheap tickets for Rethymno. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Hotels in Rethymno, Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name. 

Luxury Hotels in Rethymno

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Rethymno (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Rethymno

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Rethymno (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels) search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Rethymno

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Booking Hotels in Rethymno

When browsing the hotel list for Rethymno, and clicking on the link "online booking", you 'll be first shown the hotels that offer online booking. By pressing on the button 'Book & Prices' you reach the online booking machine for the selected hotel.

Car rental in Rethymno, Special Offers

Rent a car

To avoid the trouble of taking your own car to Rethymno, we urge you to book one online, through our car rental service. Thus, you are free to wander all over the island and visit sites and places that are not easily reachable by bus.

Car rental pickup points

Car rental pickup point is Rethymno city center. These are all easily accessible locations when arriving on the island. Please check our online booking machine, for any changes concerning the car rental pickup points.

Car rental offers

The car rental rates that you will find on our online booking system are advantageous, and by browsing there you will find car rental offers in Rethymno. You can compare the car rental cost with that of transfering your own car to the island by ferry, and so decide what is more convenient to you depending on the duration of your vacation.

Excursions and places of interest in Rethymno

There are numerous places worth visiting:

• Fortetza castle built by the Venetians in 1573.
• the Archaeological Museum next to central gate of Fortetza
• Lotzia building, that was the clubhouse of the Venetian lords.
• Rimonti fountain (1626) with great architecture and sculpture
• the Venetian church of the Lady of Angels
• the monastery of Agia Irini that has a long history
• the canyon of Mylos with running waters and watermillsIn the prefecture
• Idaio Antro near in Anogeia, ancient worship center and according to mythology Zeus was breeded here by the nymph Amaltheia.
• Arkadiou Monastery. The historical monastery was initially built in the 14th century and during the Ottoman domination was an intellectual centre.
• ancient Eleytherna also known as Apollonia from the worship of Apollo
• the museum of wax effigies from the history of Crete in Zoniana
• in Perama, Melidoniou cave of archaeological and historic interest. In 1824 in the cave found shelter hundreds of villagers because they didn’t want to surrender to Housein pasha and he barred the entry put a fire and the people died from suffocation.
• in Spili is the ancienter vineyard of Crete and around beautiful traditional villages
• in Zoniana is the impressive cave " Hole of Sfentoni"
• in Amari, a graphic village in a fertile valley, is the historical monastery Asomaton (13th century)
• Preveli monastery, a twin monastery with long history. Today functions only one part the monastery of Saint John the Divine
• Preveli Lake is in an ideal location, with palm trees where you can walk in the paths and swim in crystal waters
• ancient Syvritos

Places of interest in Rethymno

Many people visit the Rethymno Prefecture because of its fabulous beaches and crystal-clear waters. There are Rethymno beaches of all types on both the northern and the southern coast of the prefecture: some sandy and some pebbly, others long and others short. Many of the Rethymno beaches are organized, providing sunbeds, umbrellas, water-sport facilities and a number of restaurants and cafes where swimmers can have a delicious meal or a refreshing drink after a day at the beach.
On the northern coast of Rethymno, you can go to the popular beaches near Rethymno Town, as well as the Rethymno beaches of Bali, Adele, Platanes and Perivolia or the quieter beaches of Gerani and Episkopi. If you are staying on the southern side of the Rethymno Prefecture you have a good selection of the much-frequented beaches of Agia Galini, Plakias and of course the beautiful Preveli Beach. For those who prefer secluded and quiet beaches, we suggest visiting the Rethymno beaches of Agios Pavlos, Triopetra, Damnoni, and Rodakino.

Thematic tours in Rethymno

Rethymno is considered to be a remarkable destination in the world for :

Youth Tourism

Family Tourism

Sports Tourism.

Restaurants and nightlife in Rethymno

Most nightlife venues in the prefecture of Rethymno are situated in Rethymno Town, the capital of the prefecture, and the popular tourist resorts of Agia Galini and Plakias, Crete, although no matter where you stay there are always a couple of places to have a drink. Traditional tavernas and restaurants, which can be found practically in every Rethymno village, serve famous Cretan dishes, such as chochlious (traditionally-cooked snails), dakos (vinegar & water-soaked barley rusk with chopped tomato and feta cheese), apaki (smoked meat), potatoes "oftes" (fried with the peel), rich staka cheese, a variety of seafood dishes and Rethymno's speciality: "ofto" meat (meat cooked in a ceramic dish). After a scrumptious meal, try kaltsounia (sweet cheese pastries) and finish with a glass of raki, the alcoholic drink that should be sipped, not gulped!

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