The top beaches in Rethymnon
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The top beaches in Rethymnon

Crete ● Rethymnon ● 07 June 2017
 

Rethymnon is the third town of Crete, and it is a place with great urban and natural beauty as well as long history. In addition to the strolls you can do in Rethymnon and the villages of the prefecture, the nightlife, the museums and the sites, the area of Rethymnon has many stunning beaches to offer, some of which are considered among the best beaches of Greece. The beaches of the northern part of the prefecture, like Panormos and Bali, are organised beaches with everything you may need, while on the other hand, the beaches of the southern side, like Preveli, are secluded, untouched coves that can show you the authentic character of the prefecture that is the most unexplored prefecture of Crete, away from mass tourism. These are the top of the top beaches in Rethymnon that you should definitely visit.

1. Preveli

Preveli is one of the most beautiful and exotic beaches of Crete, and it is located 40 km from Rethymnon Town (Crete). A river flows into the sea, passes from many palm trees and forms a lake near the sand. The beach is unorganised and unspoiled, but there are water sports facilities to explore the lake and the river. The beauty of the landscape is just breathtaking.


2. Bali

Bali is located 32 km from Rethymnon Town (Crete), and it is a very popular beach thanks to its wild landscape, the peaceful atmosphere and the crystal waters. Nearby, there is a village with many taverns and hotels. Bali is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the touristic facilities and swim for hours in the calm waters of the sea.


3. Agia Galini

Agia Galini, 55 km south of Rethymnon Town (Crete), is a long sandy cove, surrounded by high cliffs that create an impressive scenery. The picturesque fishing village behind the beach is the perfect place to eat and relax after swimming, but remember that Agia Galini beach has to offer a wide range of water sports facilities that make it family-friendly.


4. Panormos

Panormos, which is situated 20 km from Rethymnon Town (Crete), is a fully organised beach on the northern side of the prefecture. Its clean and shallow waters as well as the charming settlement of Panormos with all the touristic facilities make this beach very popular for families.


5. Triopetra

Triopetra is an isolated beach on the southern side of the prefecture of Rethymnon, 52 km from Rethymnon Town (Crete). Three rocks at the end of the beach give the feeling of protection from the strong winds, but the most fantastic feature of Triopetra is the wonderful sunset, when the sun melts in the horizon of the Libyan Sea.


6. Agios Paulos

Agios Paulos is a beach of amazing beauty, which however, due to the difficulty of the road, is secluded and peaceful. It is also located on the southern side of the prefecture (60 km from Rethymnon Town (Crete)), which has the most exotic beaches. The beach is unorganised, so remember to take with you water from the nearby village.


Where to Stay

Hotel in Rethymnon, Greece Eltina Hotel
Eltina Hotel
39, Machiton Scholis Chorofilakis Str., 74100 Rethymnon, Greece

Hotel Eltina is located in the quiet Perivolia district of Rethymno just 3 minutes walk from the beach and 1.5 km from the center. The distance from the Heraklion International Airport is 80 km, while Chania Airport is at 71 km.


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