|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£204|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£197|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£219|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£223|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£122|
The tourist-friendly coastal city of Rethymno is just a ferry ride away from Athens and offers all the classic enchantment of the island of Crete. Warm weather and water make its beaches desirable to those on Rethymno Holidays from around the world and have established Rethymno as one of Crete’s most welcoming seaside cities. The rugged and dry coastline turns golden as it touches the sapphire water and only rarely experiences rain or low temperatures. The people of Crete are known as some of the most fun and likeable in Europe, adding charm to all holidays in Rethymno.
As with much of the region, Rethymno holidays offer good weather during almost every month of the year. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are temperate. Ferries leave from Athens’ main port daily and arrive in Rethymno’s stunning Venetian and Ottoman city centre; conveniently located between Chania and Heraklion airports. The city is easy to navigate and the locals will readily offer directions for the local bus lines and foot traffic.
Rethymno's downtown Venetian neighbourhood contains some of Crete’s finest and most well-preserved architecture, as well as charming cafes and exciting night-life. The Folklore and History Museum is a must-see for history enthusiasts, and the traditional bakery next door still bakes phyllo pastry in the traditional, ancient style. Heading to the nearby Arkadi and Preveli monasteries is also a must, offering an interesting look at Orthodox artistry and architecture. The local ouzo, raki and wines are famous throughout the region and make great gifts to take home. For family trips, an outing to the central zoo is guaranteed to keep the kids entertained.