The city of Rethymnon is a beautiful and vibrant city that will give you unique experiences during your holiday. It harmoniously combines Venetian architecture with Ottoman elements. Some sightseeing places to visit in the city of Rethymno are the Rimondi Fountain, the Venetian harbor and the lighthouse. Rimondi Fountain is located at the heart of Rethymno’s old town and offers cool water to passers-by.
The city of Rethymnon is famous for the unique nightlife it offers to its holiday guests. You can find a wide variety of taverns, restaurants, bars and clubs to satisfy even the most demanding customers.
The prefecture of Rethymnon is especially suitable for a summer holiday or a breakaway weekend as it has very beautiful and unique beaches.
Panormo: On the beach of Panormo village, at a distance of 20km. east of the town of Rethymno, you can enjoy its comfortable and organized beach near which there are several taverns, hotels and rooms to let.
Bali: At the Bali village, where the beautiful seaside settlement, 34 km east coast you can enjoy the facilities of the organized beach.
Plakias: The sunny settlement of Plakias, 40 km south of Rethymnon, is a resort with a wonderful sandy beach surrounded by taverns and restaurants. On its organized beach the holiday guest can also make a variety of water sports in addition to swimming.
Lake Preveli is located 38 km south of Rethymno, just before the historic Preveli Monastery, following a road that reaches a point and with walking on for about 15 minutes, you reach a magnificent beach with palm trees, right at the estuary of the Kourtaliotis River.
It is a village built at an altitude of 260 meters, 30 kilometers southwest of the city of Rethymno. Characteristic of the area are the famous springs of Argyroupolis. It is a beautiful place with running waters and green vegetables , from which the Muselas River originates. The springs there are worth a visit and the locals have created various dining venues to serve visitors.
Anogia is located 52 km southeast of Rethymnon at an altitude of 750 m. In Anogia you can visit the old churches of Agios Georgios, Agios Dimitrios and Agios Ioannis. Also, you definitely need enjoy your coffee at the cafes and the traditional Cretan cuisine in the village taverns. Finally Anogia is famous all over Greece for its contribution to culture, great lyres instruments and singers originate from there with the leading archangel of Crete >> Nikos Xylouris
MONASTERY OF PREVELLIS
The Preveli Monastery is located in a beautiful location 37 kilometers from the city of Rethymnon on the west side of the great river. The complex is divided into two sections, the lower monastery of Prodromos and the rear monastery of Theologos, which are 1.7 km away. Preveli is also known for the Holy Cross, considered to be miraculous. In the monastery operates a museum where sacred heirlooms and pictures are displayed.
Kaloniktis is located 15 km southwest of Rethymnon, built on the hill of Nikephoros. In Kalinyxtis there is a mill that is considered a Venetian building, the building is maintained without running. Besides the church of Panagia there is the old church of the Catholic style, Michael Archangelos at the Monastiri Metochi site.