Rethymnon – Heraklion

Rethymnon – Heraklion holidays

Roll up, roll up to Rethymnon on Crete’s north coast. Etched with Venetian history, this charming harbour town is a buzzy place to tuck into seafood and knock back fiery shots of raki. And in the day? Well, the beach here stretches for miles east from the town, backed by a promenade filled with bars and cafés. Join the tanners or try your hand at the water sports among the sparkling waves. You can also travel to Rethymnon from Chania Airport, just down the coast from Heraklion.  

Pitch up at the old port

At night, there’s only one place to go – Rethymnon’s harbour! Here you’ll find plenty of waterside restaurants and bars. Fresh catch of the day specials are popular but if you have a taste for international bites, you’re in luck. Look out for the market stalls that spring up in the evenings too – they’re great for souvenirs.

Heaps of history

Get lost among the backstreets of Rethymnon and you’ll soon fall in love with the bougainvillaea-draped, colourful mansions. Keep your eyes peeled for archways, staircases, dinky churches and a mosque too. Beyond, venture to the Venetian Fortress overlooking the harbour and admire the sea views from its battlements.

Baja Beach Club

Baja Beach Club

Rethymnon – Heraklion, Crete (Heraklion Area)

The pristine beaches of Baja Beach Club is a 150 metre stretch of pure beach-bliss. Enjoy the stunning sea views lazing on your own private beach gazebo, rent a sun lounger and grab a delicious snack and drink...
Rethymnon Beach

Rethymnon Beach

Rethymnon – Heraklion, Crete (Heraklion Area)

Across golden sands as far as the eye can see, the popular Rethymnon beach offers up calm and shallow waters that are ideal for swimming and snorkelling, whilst enjoying a cool refreshing break from the summer...
Fine Cretan cuisine

Fine Cretan cuisine

Rethymnon – Heraklion, Crete (Heraklion Area)

The choices of eateries in Rethymnon is vast. It's a great spot to try the delicious Greek dishes on offer. In the traditional tavernas nestled along the Venetian harbour and the streets, indulge in dishes such...
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