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Originally build during the Minoan civilization, Rethymnon, located on Crete Island, has grown into one of the most beautiful vacation destinations in all of Greece. Thanks to its well preserved history and its more modern accommodations, Rethymnon is a must visit for anyone looking to soak in, not only the wonderful weather, but the cultural and historical importance of the area, too.
Rethymnon's old town is known to be one of the most well-preserved and up-kept Venetian districts on all of Crete. The area is chalk full of 16th-century buildings that perfectly represent European and Moorish influences in the island's architecture. Because one of the best aspects of visiting Rethymnon is all of the historic and architectural sights to take in. A few key spots that are must-sees are the Rimondi Fountain, the Venetian loggia and the Sultan Ibrahim mosque. The old town of Rethymnon is so chalk full of sights and scenery that it is near impossible to even take a stroll through the town without running into something of historical significance.
However full of history and culture Rethymnon is, there is also a plethora of natural beauty all throughout the town. There are beautiful waterfalls, natural rock formations and even the Cave Church of Saint Anthony Gorge. Of course, there is also the brilliant views that can be taken in while taking a stroll along the Venetian harbour.
With many hotels to choose from, you and those you make the trek with will be able to find the right hotel room accommodations for any kind of vacation you are looking to partake in. Whether is it a more economical trip, or a high-end lavish one you are looking for, Rethymnon puts it all at your fingertips. There are also plenty of incredible restaurants that offer gastronomical adventures for every palate, no matter how adventurous you feel like being. One of the more infamous local dishes that is recommended to try is Cretan meze with fresh feta drizzled with locally produced olive oil.
So, whether you are looking for some time spend relaxing on a clean, sandy beach, swimming in the warm blue water or exploring the wonderful historic parts of town, Rethymnon guarantees a fabulous vacation for all.
When it comes to deciding when to take your trip to Rethymnon you do not have to stress all too much. Thanks to the wonderful Mediterranean weather the Greek islands enjoy, the weather stays wonderful all-year round and the island experiences about 300 days of sunshine a year on average, so you can expect to have plenty of sunshine no matter what time of year you take your trip. During the summer months the temperature in Rethymnon averages around the mid-30s and come the fall and winter months you can expect to experience temperatures that usually stay within the 20s. Because of the wonderful year-round weather you and your travel companions can rest assured knowing that you will have an amazing trip no matter what time of the year you make the trip.