Travels to Rethymnon

TOP hotels Rethymnon

Camari Garden 3*


  Village idyll, many regulars


Pearl Beach 4*


 Well located and good for couples


Harmony Rethymno Beach 4*


  Welcoming all the way



About Rethymnon

This is the period when it is still quite warm here, but there are not so many tourists. Not to mention the fact that in Crete you can sit out in the heat when cold winter months catch you at home.  Today, more and more people often have thoughts where they can have a rest - at least a week or two, even a couple of months. For the most part, people, of course, primarily think about exotic places that are 10 thousand kilometers from their home. Well, what about those who do not want or cannot climb so far from Europe? Perhaps, the ideal place for them is the island of Crete.  

The temperature, even in winter, usually does not fall below +10°C, while minus temperatures are generally nonsense for this region. The island occupies two climatic zones - the Mediterranean (the main part) and the North African (the southern coast). In the summer months, the average temperature in Crete ranges from +20 to +30°C, while the average temperature in winter sometimes reaches +16°C minimum.


Crete is famous for the diversity of its beaches. On the island, you can find well-equipped places with sun loungers, locker rooms, and cafes or deserted corners of paradise remote from the towns. An amazing variety of impressions is given by the beaches of Crete: sandy and pebble, crowded and deserted, open to all winds and quiet in small bays, with white, golden, light brown and even black sand, long and tiny, surrounded by rocks, hidden in gorges, in palm trees groves.  

The total length of the coastline of Crete is just over 1000 km, which cannot but please fans of traditional relaxation under parasols from the sun. So, there are those beaches that are the best for families with children, those where to go for fun, and where the atmosphere of peace prevails. It should be noted that all pebble and sandy beaches of Crete and the whole of Greece are municipal, therefore admission to them is free. True, the use of sunbeds and umbrellas will have to pay. 

Crete is washed by three seas - the Aegean Sea in the north, the Mediterranean Sea in the south (by the way, Crete is the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica) and the Ionian Sea in the west. The coveted point on the map is Balos Bay with the beach of the same name. This is the famous confluence of the three seas - the Ionian, Aegean, and Libyan. However, this is one of the most inaccessible beaches of Crete. You can get there either by car (but this is a rather difficult task since there is no normal road) or as part of an organized excursion to Gramvousa island from the port of Kissamos. But it's worth it to see a huge amount of shades of blue and the purity of the water on this beach. Just add to this picture the white sand and a small bay where children can splash around - and you will fall in love with this place forever. 

The second most visited beach is the Elafonisi beach with pink sand. The shades of water are also really amazing there - seawater in the lagoon of Elafonisi has a light turquoise hue with a slight pink tint and changes color throughout the day. But this beach is mainly appreciated by tourists for the unusual color of sand - it is often pink in the surf. So, enlarge your collection with the photos from this place that will be the most colorful, especially at sunset, when fragments of shells flicker in the rays of the setting sun. 

Vai Beach is considered to be a paradise, located at the palm grove. This is one of the few beaches in Crete where palm trees grow. The landscape is rather tropical, and therefore unusual. Without any doubt, it is very picturesque. When you get to the white sand Vai beach, it seems as if you are somewhere in the Caribbean Islands.  

Good to know

Airlines: Several airlines operate to Crete. We will always offer you the best price for flight tickets to Crete
Airport: Heraklion Airport, Chania Airport and the small Sitia Airport 
Distance from Airports: On average, 15-20 minutes, 20 km
Flight time: 4 hours
Language: Greek 
Timezone: Eastern European Standard Time 
Population: Around  630.000 
Passport: Valid passport is mandatory
Currency: Euro 
Tipping: Not included. Customary to give 5 - 10% of the bill
Electricity: 230V 50Hz, power plugs and sockets are of type C and F
Tourist tax: 3-6%   
Water: Clean and drinkable, but it may have a bit mineral taste 

Tour guide service

Our tour guides are available in Crete throughout the season.


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