Rethymnon apartments: Rent holiday apartments in Rethymnon
“Rethymnon is a beautiful place to stay!” This was our first visit to Crete and the apartment in Rethymnon was the perfect place to stay.
There is plenty to do within walking distance, lots of fantastic places to eat and the old town area is very interesting and attractive.
There is an open top bus and road train to visit inland villages, monasteries and other beaches so this is a good way to see more of the island. There is so much to see and it is a very beautiful place.
We didn't hire a car although might consider this for a future visit to explore the island independently.
The Rethymnon beaches weren't too crowded, even in July. The harbour beach is right opposite the apartment and was a great place to swim at sunrise. There is a well organised beach with sun umbrellas and facilities just a short walk away.
The owners of the apartment are charming and couldn't have made us feel more welcome, it was so much more homely than staying in a big hotel.
The main street outside the apartment with restaurants and shops and is closed to traffic in the evenings, it had a lively feel but wasn't too hectic or noisy, everything was quiet by around midnight.
We had a really fantastic time, a good balance of beach holiday with plenty other things to do. We would definitely go back - maybe when it isn't quite as hot!
“Small and perfectly formed” We stayed at Iperion in June 2017 and the villa was great. It is a small villa but felt surprisingly spacious. The bedrooms were clean and well presented and the outside space was lovely. The communal pool was very warm and had great views over the countryside and down to the ocean. Normally on self catering holidays you are left to get on with things on your own but here Stalios came to visit us twice during our stay and gave us recommendations on what to see and do in the area. The villa was also cleaned twice in the 10 days we were there which was fantastic.
The location is great if you have a car because you are about 20 minutes from the centre of Rethymnon, so you are close to the beach and town but it is nice and quiet back at he villa. Do bare in mind that the road to the villa is quite steep and bumpy so be prepared to drive on some thin roads. Overall we had a lovely holiday and would recommend this villa.