Your heart is lost the minute you arrive on your holiday to Rethymnon. Steeped in rich culture and history, you can unleash your inner explorer and discover what makes the resort so popular with holidaymakers of all kinds. There's a fabulous mixture of old and new in Rethymnon - from the quaint narrow streets and superb architecture in the Old Town, to the modern bars and restaurants by the harbour, there's plenty for you to do on your getaway.
Rethymnon is where you need to be if you're looking to top up your tan. There are lots of picturesque beaches along the dramatic Crete coastline to enjoy and you'll be delighted to know Rethymnon is blessed with glorious Mediterranean sunshine throughout the year. During the summer, it can get up to 25°C! Don't want to miss an opportunity at the beach? Get involved in the thrilling watersports and enjoy an aqua adventure.
For a fun family day out, why not explore the magnificent Limnoupolis Waterpark and spend the day splashing about and enjoying the water slides. If you like the sound of this, you'll be pleased to know it's located in Chania, which is just over an hour away. Or, if you want a unique experience on your Rethymnon holiday, grab your hiking boots and discover the majestic Samaria Gorge National Park.
When evening falls, if you're in the mood to let your hair down, you can dance the night away in the hustling, bustling bars and clubs by the harbour. Or, why not try something a little different on your holiday in Rethymnon and learn traditional dancing in the quaint tavernas! When you fancy a bite to eat, you'll be delighted by the restaurants in Rethymnon - be sure to sample the local Cretan delicacies like meze and fresh seafood. There's also a fantastic selection of restaurants serving a variety of international cuisines so there will always be something to take your fancy.
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Things To Do
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 Water Park 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 jewellery. 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.
Food & Drink
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.