Destination guide

The beachside setting of Rethymnon is ready to explore

The area's history and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Rethymnon. Travelers 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.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Rethymnon

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 86°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 center:

  • 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)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Rethymnon

Fly into Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis), the closest airport, located 32.2 mi (51.8 km) from the city center. 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.

Where to stay around Rethymno?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,993 holiday lettings near Rethymno. From 1,631 Villas to 648 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Rethymno is on HomeAway.

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 HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rethimno: 2,610 holiday homes
  • Panormos: 955 holiday homes
  • Spili: 519 holiday homes
  • Pigi: 1,416 holiday homes
  • Lefkogeia: 359 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Rethymno! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations 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 lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Rethimno: 2,610 holiday lettings
  • Panormos: 955 holiday lettings
  • Spili: 519 holiday lettings
  • Pigi: 1,416 holiday lettings
  • Lefkogeia: 359 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Rethymno?

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

  • Plakias Beach: 2,053 holiday rentals
  • Mount Ida: 1,948 holiday rentals
  • Spili Monastery: 2,245 holiday rentals
  • Institute of Mediterranean Studies: 2,815 holiday rentals
  • Arkadi Monastery: 2,106 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rethymno listed on HomeAway 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 accommodations.