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It can be quite nice to just amble around the streets when you're in a new destination, but sometimes it's a wise idea to come up with a plan. Grab your travel programme — we've got some excellent ideas for your forthcoming Rethymnon holiday.
You never really know a city until you see its most popular sights, so why not make your way to Fortezza Castle? All you need to do is follow the crowds!
Wouldn't mind adding some deeper meaning to your holiday? Make the trip to Lady of Angels Church. No matter what your beliefs, it's a terrific place to familiarize yourself with the local religion. There's a fabulous range of things to do in this destination. If you could do with a little spiritual enlightenment on your travels, call in to Agios Frangiskos Church. You never know, you may even glimpse the answers to a few of life's greatest questions! Still got time to spare? Theatre can challenge our expectations and asks us to aspire to more. Catch a show at Erofili Theatre and open your mind to some big ideas.
Kicking back on a beach doing not much at all is pleasant enough, but there's nothing like trying out some amazing new experiences on your getaway!
Looking forward to trying stacks of awesome things in Rethymnon? Why not look into a Bay Cruise - Souda Gulf & Marathi Beach or a Southern Crete 4x4 Safari with Preveli Palm Beach & Kourtaliotiko Gorge?
Jump onto our Rethymnon things to do page for a comprehensive list.
While Rethymnon does have around 114 properties to choose from, it's always better to secure a room early. Not sure where to start? Expedia is here to help with your cheap holiday or luxury getaway.
If you enjoy partaking in the high life every so often, why not splash some cash and spoil yourself to a night at the Givera Villa (Giannoudi) or the Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort (Adele Rethymno)? Looking for something more affordable? The Kleoniki Mare Hotel (30 Machis Potamon Str) and the Seafront Apartments (Adelianos Kampos 73) are a couple of options that won't cost you a fortune.
Nearest Airports to Rethymnon
The airport is rarely the most entertaining part of your adventure, but there's nothing like the thrill of knowing that your well-earned trip to Rethymnon is just a plane trip away! Once you hit the ground at Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER), you'll be 40 miles (64 km) from the centre of town.
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We loved staying at the Rethymno Palace, it was outstanding in all ways. From the very pleasant and helpful staff, the beautiful landscape to the wonderful food. We will go back in 2020 for a month. We highly recommend the Rethymno Palace you will not be disappointed.
The room we stayed in was a little tired compared to the pictures on website and some minor niggles: no coffee machine, no alcohol or snacks in mini bar, air con bit noisy. Overall had a great time. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Thought buffet was good, not great. Al a carte restaurants ...
Huge rooms with a view of the ocean from a huge balcony. The best breakfast we had during our entire trip. The staff was very attentive and helpful. Location was just outside the city center but not too far to drive.
We booked the hotel assuming the beach is sandy based on the pictures, however beach strip near the water, including the entrance to the water has about 2-3 meters of stones. We were not satisfied with the quality of the room - our prearrival requests (placed 6 months in advance) for a ground floor ...
A beautiful new hotel, lovely friendly staff and very helpful. The hotel is in an excellent location (on the beach) and is also close to lots of excellent restaurants to dine in. I would definitely recommend and will hopefully stay in this hotel again.
Excellent breakfast(included) staff were extra kind and helpfull. Will absolutely go back