The beautiful Greek island of Crete is home to the popular resort of Rethymnon. Explore the resort's historical past through its mosques, minarets, museums and Ventian Fortrezza. The narrow streets and old buildings of the Old Town are the perfect contrast to the modern bar and restaurant lined harbour. Holidays in Rethymnon centre around the 12km stretch of beach, that gently shelves down to the sea. You won't have to wander far from your beach deckchair to the restaurants and cafes on the promenade. When the sun goes down, relax with fresh seafood at the Old Harbour and then end your night in one of the many bars dotted around the resort. Late summer vistors can experience the resort's Venetian heritage with the colourful Renaissance Festival. Don't miss a trip on The Yellow Bus that takes you to explore the Cretan countryside, stopping at villages and towns along the way. While the resort of Chania and the Cretean capital Heraklion are within exploring distance too. If you're looking for a laid-back beach break with family or friends, why not choose a holiday in Rethymnon this summer.
A holiday in Rethymnon is packed with things to see and do. Spend your days on the beach and try your hand at the selection of watersports on offer with pedalos, jetskis and speedboats favourites. The Limnoupolis Waterpart is a splashing day out. Pop on your hiking boots and take a hike through the Samaria Gorge. Enjoy a boat or catamaran trip along the island's coastlines and bays. Local goodbuys include embroidered goods and handmade silver jewelley. The nearby city of Heraklion is full of museums and street markets to explore.
The nightlife in Rethymnon starts late and carries on into the early hours. The liveliest nightlife is to be found in the clubs and bars around the Rimondi Fountain and around the harbour. Or why not enjoy a traditional Greek night in a local taverna, with Greek mezze and wines followed by traditional Greek dancing and music.
There are lots of cafes, restaurants and tavernas to tempt your tastebuds in Rethymnon. Dine on international cuisine, fresh seafood and traditional Greek mezze. Local wines and beers accompany your meal and a shot of fiery Ouzo a great after dinner drink. Fancy a picnic on the beach? head to the farmer's market for figs, olives and locally made cheeses.