BEACHES OF RETHYMNO
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.
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.