Destination guide

The beachside setting of Rethymnon is ready to explore

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Rethymnon. Travellers especially like the beaches, restaurants and seaside in this romantic and relaxing city. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Seasonal weather in Rethymnon

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Rethymnon

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Rethymnon is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kourtaliotiko Gorge (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Town Beach (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Mount Ida (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Rethymnon Municipal Garden (10.2 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Spilies Beach (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Preveli Beach (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Rethymnon

Fly into Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis), the closest airport, located 32.2 mi (51.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), which is 32.7 mi (52.7 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Rethymno?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,215 holiday rentals around Rethymno. From 687 holiday houses to 1,736 villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Rethymno is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Rethymno?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Rethymno. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rethimno: 2,706 holiday rentals
  • Mylopotamos: 1,479 holiday rentals
  • Panormos: 964 holiday rentals
  • Violi Charaki: 1,314 holiday rentals
  • Atsipopoulo: 1,324 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Rethymno! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Rethymno?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Rethymno with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Rethimno: 2,706 holiday homes
  • Mylopotamos: 1,479 holiday homes
  • Agios Vasileios: 2,126 holiday homes
  • Amari: 1,961 holiday homes
  • Nikiforos Fokas: 1,827 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Rethymno?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Rethymno. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Plakias Beach: 2,051 holiday rentals
  • Preveli Beach: 1,966 holiday rentals
  • Mount Ida: 2,008 holiday rentals
  • Sfendoni Cave: 1,714 holiday rentals
  • Military Museum: 2,712 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rethymno listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.