North coast

Rethymno is the only among the main cities of Crete with its own beach; a real nice and well organized one. Close to the city stand out the beaches of the eastern suburbs until Adelianos Kampos. A bit further to the East we meet the fine and organized beaches of Panormos and Mbali.


South coast

  • Plakias gulf, 35Km from Rethymno, is a known resort of the area. Here there are many fine beaches, the most popular being the extended sandy Souda beach, west of the village.

  • Preveli beach, 45Km from Rethymno, is among the most famous sites of Crete, renowned for her magical, exotic natural setting. In this beach ensues Kourtaliotis river, and a scenic lake, decked by an excellent palm trees grove, is formed.

  • East of Preveli there are a series of nice beaches. Noted among them are Ligres beach, Triopetra beach and the Dunes of Ayios Pavlos. Endless sandy beaches, with an exotic beauty.

  • At the SE end of the area lies the fishing village of Ayia Galini. A popular resort, well equiped with tourist services and amenities. It is known for the calm and warm waters of its coast.

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