Holidays in Rethymnon
|Language:||Greek (English widely spoken)|
|Local time:||GMT /BST +2 hours|
|Flight time||Transfer time
|Chania||4 hours 25 minutes||50 minutes|
|Heraklion||4 hours 25 minutes||130 minutes|
Enjoy Rethymnon on your next break
Have you ever been to Crete? If not, perhaps it is high time you planned a holiday to Rethymnon, one of the island’s most prestigious, beautiful, and appealing cities. Rethymnon is the island’s third-largest city with a population of about 30,000. The beachfront is home to a number of resorts while the city preserves its ancient Venetian quarter. Wander through the narrow alleys, take in the ancient architecture, and just forget the woes of your everyday life as you enjoy a holiday in Rethymnon. Rethymnon is just over an hour away from Heraklion Airport, but well worth the trip.
More about Rethymnon
If you are planning a holiday to Rethymnon do not miss visiting the Fortessa. The Fortessa is located on the western side of the peninsula, which is surrounded by thick ramparts and the sea. The fortress is an ancient Venetian creation with well-preserved walls enclosing a vast empty space. Built between 1573 and 1583, the Fortessa is a glimpse into Rethymnon’s ancient history. For museum-lovers, the Archaeological Museum has it all. It is located just outside the entrance to the Fortessa and houses an impressive collection of art and cultural artefacts.
Crete is known for its miles of dramatic coastline, and the coast of Rethymnon is no exception. In fact, if you love the beach, a holiday to Rethymnon is made for you! A seemingly endless supply of beaches in Crete allow for families on holiday to enjoy the soft, powdery sand and crystal clear blue waters. In the region there are two main types of beaches: highly developed beaches and rugged, unadulterated beaches. Either way the coves, rocky cliffs, and blue seas make them a wonderful place to forget your troubles.
Even if the endless sandy beaches aren’t your ideal getaway, Rethymnon holidays have something for everyone. Rethymnon is known as the “old town” in Crete because it also is home to an ancient fortress, historic streets, and is rich in culture. You will also have a fantastic time eating your way through Rethymnon at the waterside restaurants after visiting the churches, gardens, galleries, and museums.
Travelling on a budget can be a challenge but don’t let that discourage you from getting away from it all. With the flexibility easyJet holidays offer, booking your hotel and flight together can save you a bundle. This way, you can have a great value Rethymnon holiday without skimping on quality or enjoyment.