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Rethymnon Holidays | Cheap Rethymnon Deals 2017


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Anyone could be forgiven for mistaking the hugely popular package tour holiday resort town of Rethymnon for a sort of Cretan-inspired theme resort, but the best thing about the town is that its picturesque historic heart is actually genuine. The old town is just that: old; its winding alleys overhung with pretty wooden flower-bedecked balconies flaunt historic Venetian and Turkish architectural influences.

Fortunately a recent mad spate of tourist development has left the old town untouched, so it can continue to delight the many photo-happy visitors and serve as a bustling venue for tavernas, restaurants and souvenir shops.

To the east is one of Crete's longest sandy beaches, which has become the target of developers and is lined with apartment blocks and hotels. Excursions are easily made to Heraklion, Chania or the monastery of Arkadhi.

There is an overwhelming amount of gift shops geared towards holidaymakers in Rethymnon offering tourist souvenirs, as well as a variety of handicrafts such as pottery, baskets, woodcarving and woven goods. Cretan embroidery can be found at Haroula Spridaki, while various items carved from olive wood are sold at the aptly named Olive Tree Wood. Palaiopoleiou offers genuine antiques and old textiles and those interested in modern ceramics and Greek pottery should stop at Omodamos. Self-caterers will find numerous general stores and mini supermarkets scattered about, and there is a daily market below the Porta Guora.

The inner harbour of Rethymnon sports an array of restaurants perfect for holidaymakers, and several fish tavernas, many of which are expensive for what they are, though reasonable options are available. Better value can be found in the streets around the Rimóndi fountain where there are some old-fashioned cafes serving local fare, including delicious helpings of traditional yoghurt and honey.

Nightlife in Rethymnon ranges from noisy pubs and bars around the inner harbour or inside the old town, to more relaxed bars on the beach where holidaymakers can enjoy the sounds of the sea while sipping on their favourite drink. There are a handful of more flashy dance clubs available for those wanting a party. A new bar scene has appeared above the inner harbour around the Platía Plastira, with music bars sporting outdoor terraces.

Daily boat excursions are the most popular activity in Rethymnon; they take holidaymakers to the beautiful beaches at Bali or Marathi, and usually include lunch at a local taverna with unlimited wine. Evening cruises are also a popular activity, and there are opportunities for hiking and horseback riding. Sights within the city include the mosque of Sultan Ibrahim Han, and the Venetian fortress, as well as an archaeological museum.

Steeped in legends and a fascinating history and arguably boasting more attractions than any other Greek Island, sightseeing on Crete takes travellers through the ages and into the rich mythology of ancient Greece.

With so many places of historical interest it can be hard to decide what to see and do on Crete: highlights include the impressive Palace of Knossos; the Cave of Zeus - located on the slopes of Mount Ida, where legend decrees Rhea hid baby Zeus from Cronos; the Monastery of Arkadi just south of Rethymno; the remains of Gortyna, 28 miles (45km) from Heraklion; and the Palace complex of Phaistos in the south, which was destroyed by an earthquake in the late Bronze Age and later rebuilt. The Archaeological Museum and Historical Museum of Crete in Heraklion are also worth a visit.

The sun-drenched, sandy beaches on Crete aren't too shabby either and the surrounding scenery is breathtaking with beautiful mountains and gorges in the Samaria Gorge National Park in Chania that any hiker will simply adore. On the east of the island, the tiny town of Sitia is worth a peek for its picturesque port, making a great place to stop for a lunch.

Dimitris Unrated
Triopetra 50 km from Rethymno: Very beautiful, comfortable villa "Dimitris", terraced, built in 2010, surrounded by trees. In a quiet, sunny position, 2 km from the beach. For shared use: large, beautiful garden with flowers, swimming pool (20..
The complex consists of two buildings and offer a fresh water swimming pool, music area, eating area, 250 meters of Malia best beach, water sports and a cocktail bar. The basic studios are equipped with bath/shower, balcony, safe boxes (extra charge)..
The complex offers following facilities and services reception, WiFi, breakfast area, bar, parking, playground, swimming pool, children's section, sun beds, umbrellas and mini market. All rooms have private bathroom with shower, kitchenette, refrigerator,..
Adele Beach hotel is located on a beach front area surrounded by tropical gardens, 1 km away from the centre of Platanes, 2 km away from the picturesque village of Adele and 6 km from the centre of Rethymnon. Close to the hotel there are many shops, restaurants,..
Alkyon hotel is conveniently located in an area of restaurants and mini-markets in Pigianos Kampos , 9 km away from the city center of Rethymnon, 80 km from Heraklion airport and 70 km from Chania airport. The sandy beach is 150 meters away. The hotel..
Facilities Services such as a cloakroom, a baggage storage service, a safe and a currency exchange service ensure a comfortable stay. Wireless internet access is available to travellers in the public areas. There is also a garden. Available services and..
Situated in Hersonissos Port. The hotel Antinoos is located in Hersonissos Port at a distance about 200 m away from the beach and 25 km from Heraklion airport. The hotel facilities includes 24 hours reception, elevator, safety deposit box (at the reception..
There is also a supermarket within 10 metres of these two-star self catering apartments which is perfect for stocking up on holiday essentials and snacks for your room. The accommodation is simple and the complex has its own swimming pool and a pool bar..
The hotel offers a coffee shop/snack bar, swimming pool with sun beds and an outdoor area with cable TV. Free WiFi in the reception area. The apartments are equipped with bath/shower, kitchenette with fridge and cooking facilities,a/c (extra charge) ,safe..
The hotel Begeti Bay is located on the beach of Skaleta Bay, next to the St. Nikolas Church with Panoramic View towards Rethymno which is 12 km away. Traditional Greek taverns, bars and shops are nearby. The bus stop is 200 meters away. The hotel facilities..
Monastery of Arkádhi
Situated about 14 miles (23km) south of Rethymnon, the Monastery of Arkádhi is something of a national Cretan shrine. During the 1866 rebellion against the Turks the monastery became a refuge for Cretan insurgents and their families. They were..
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