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Does Rethymnon have a beach?

Does Rethymnon have a beach?

The sandy beach of Rethymno is located just 1km east of the city centre, next to the Venetian port. It’s a lovely beach with golden sand and crystal clear shallow waters, very well organized and close to all amenities of the city.

Is Rethymnon worth visiting?

While Rethymnon is beautiful and well worth a day trip, in Chania you can find a reasonably priced hotel with a balcony offering incredible views of the harbor. I spent a few days in September in Chania and didn’t find it very crowded at all.

Where can you swim in Rethymno?

Rethymno – Beaches

  • Foteinari. Foteinari beach of Rethymno prefecture can be found approximately 37 km to the south of Rethymno city, between Plakias and the Souda beach.
  • Triopetra.
  • Schoinaria.
  • Souda Beach.
  • Skinos.
  • Preveli.
  • Prasonisi.
  • Polyrizos.

Which is better Chania or Rethymnon?

If you want less people and less options Rethymno. I think either would provide a lovely experience but feel Chania would be the better choice. I’ve stayed in both at various times. Chania has the bigger old quarter and, in my opinion, the prettier seafront.

What is the beach like in Rethymnon?

Rethymnon city It’s a lovely beach with golden sand and crystal clear shallow water, very well organized and close to all amenities of the city. It is actually the westernmost end of the 13km long beachfront of Rethymno Bay, which stretches east all the way to Skaleta.

Is Hersonissos beach Sandy?

Hersonissos is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Crete, just 28km east of Heraklion. The first beach you come across east of the port of Hersonissos is a long sandy narrow beach, which is flooded by thousands of people. It is very well organized and close to the amenities of the city.

What is the most beautiful part of Crete?

The most beautiful villages in Crete

  • Elounda. The village of Elounda is a picture-perfect fishing village on Crete’s eastern coast, just a short distance from the resorts of Aghios, Nikolaos, Hersonnisos, Malia and Heraklion.
  • Agioi Deka.
  • Chania Town.
  • Sfakia.
  • Sissi.

Which is better Chania or Heraklion?

Chania is famous around Crete and Greece for its incredible architecture. Though Heraklion has several impressive buildings, it pales in comparison to Chania. On the other hand, Heraklion is more authentic, for lack of a better word. Both have a lively local population, but Chania is more touristy.

Which is the nicest part of Crete?

CHANIA. Chania (pronounced ‘Hania’ and sometimes spelt Xania), with its old Venetian streets, is the gem of Crete and its nicest city. It’s located on the western end of the north coast, with peaks of the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) providing a dramatic backdrop.

How long is Rethymno beach?

12 km long
The beach of Rethymno is 12 km long, it starts from the historical city center and extends to the Eastern part of the isle reaching Scaleta. Rethymno beach has fine-grained brilliant light brown sand.

Is Hersonissos a party place?

Yes, Hersonissos is a party resort but nowhere near as frenetic as Malia, which is a Club 18-30 type resort, with all the excesses that accompany it.

Is Hersonissos Lively?

hersonissos is a very busy and lively spot. its new town is situated on the beach front and contains hundreds of bars and restuarants. Alot of Irish and Swedish/finland etc Bars.