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Rethymno Greece is one of the four regions of Crete island, located on the western side of Crete, between the prefectures of Chania and Heraklion. Its authentic intact beauty and relaxing atmosphere is its gem. It boasts magnificent beaches, interesting archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, lovely villages and many resorts. Rethymnon is a town with intense Medieval architecture and a lovely Venetian port with a lighthouse.

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Rethymno Crete involves more serene and relaxing places and therefore keeps a lower profile in tourism development compared to cosmopolitan Chania and Heraklion. Apart from some beaches on the northern side, the rest of the region remains off the beaten track even in high season.

Popular areas in Rethymno

Bali, Agia Galini, Plakias and Adelianos Kampos are among the most popular beach resorts in Rethymno Greece, while a drive around will bring you to countless secluded coves. The most interesting sights to visit in the region are the historical Monasteries of Arkadi and Preveli, the Ideon Cave where god Zeus was raised according to the myth and the many gorges.

On the northern side Bali, Adelianos Kampos, Panormos and Platanias are the most popular beaches, while Agia Galini and Plakias on the southern side are more suited to families. A drive around will also bring you to important historical sites and places of natural beauty, most of them intact.

Family fun in Rethymno

You can easily enjoy your vacations in Rethymno with the rest members of your family. You can visit nature parks and hike in the many inland gorges and you can spend time under the Cretan hot sun in one of its most buzz or relaxing beaches. Climb up the Venetian Fortezza and wander around the picturesque medieval alleys of the historical center.

Things to do in Rethymno

Keeping up with the rest of the island, the villages of Rethymno keep their traditional beauty and character. Walk around the Old Town and explore the paved paths, elegant mansions, arches, beautiful fountains and certainly the Venetian port. This is the busiest spot of the Town, where you will find delicious restaurants and cozy coffee places. Above the town, there is a beautiful Medieval castle called Fortezza with stunning panoramic views.

The inland of the prefecture has traditional villages, famous historical monasteries such as Preveli and Arkadi and many impressive gorges for hiking lovers.

Rethymno offers a wide variety of activities. On the northern side of Rethymno, there are some diving centers that offer courses, rent equipment and organize diving trips. Another popular activity in Rethymno is hiking, especially in autumn and spring when the weather is not very hot. The inland of Rethymnon provides nice places for hiking and trails pass through impressive gorges, ancient sites and authentic villages.

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