Rethymnon is since the year one said to be the cultural center of the island of Crete. In modern times, the arts faculty of the University of Crete took its seat here, and the presence of students from all over Greece had considerable influence on the social ambience of the Old Town.
A sandy beach of 12 kms length spreads from the town center eastwards along the bay of Rethymnon
, and the hotel suburbs line up here like pearls on a string. Most popular are the villages of Platanias and Adelianos Campos approx. in the center of the bay, as well as Stavromenos
and Scaleta by its eastern edge.
For your holidays
in the district of Rethymnon in Crete
it is in any case recommended to hire a car
e.g. at Eurocars Rent-a-Car
as from here the entire West of the island of Crete
reveals itself for exploration. The two airports of Chania and Heraklion
are each a good one-hour drive
away from Rethymnon.