“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!
“Memories are made here” Highly recommended, wonderful generosity from the family owners, nothing was too much trouble. The villa is very comfortable and the pool is great, everything was provided to help make our stay memorable. The villa is inland in a tiny quiet village, only 15 minutes drive from the beaches, resorts and very close to great shops and supermarkets. We had a wonderful stay and would certainly return again. Car rental is a must but easy to arrange with the family's help if required.