A Day on the Sand

RETHYMNO, CRETE

In Rethymno you can enjoy the breathtaking sight of an endless sandy beach that meets on one side the blue see and on the other the enchanting view of the city.

For all the time
Winter and summer!

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. Where you can walk barefoot and feel how soft and beautiful it is. There’s nothing more rejuvenating than kicking off your shoes to sink your toes into powdery-golden, squeaky-clean beach sand.

The beach located in Rethymnon is very crowded during the summer months but, as you go far from the city, it is much quieter. The beach of Rethymnon is very well organized with a large number of lifeguards who work from 10 till 17 in order to watch out the swimmers and keep the people out of any risks. On the beach, both in the city and outside it, especially hotels rent umbrellas and sunbeds for those who want to enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. Many organized beaches provide any kind of water sports and activities you can enjoy here in Rethymno, such as: beach-tennis, beach-volley, parasailing, water skiing, banana catamaran, fly fish, ringo, etc.

The beach of Rethymno has won 9 Blue Flags in 2011 and has been recently awarded 1 bronze medal for the quality of coast.
These awards are a symbol of quality and guarantee the visitors Rethymno beaches are the best in the country. These awards actually certify the cleanness and the accurate management of the beach.

This very well organized beach, is very popular and attracts many visitors

Solutions for accommodation for all tastes and all budgets

In Rethymno mood rises along with the temperature of the external environment
Relax on the pristine beach and get rid of stress.
The tranquility and peace of Rethymno beach will give you the opportunity to take care both of your body and your mind. Here you can release your body-tensions and take time to set your own peace in order to relax and enjoy your life.

On the beach of Rethymno you can relax lying on your beach towel and reading your favourite book. The whole suggestive atmosphere set up by breathing the crisp air that the beach delivers and hearing the delightful sound of the waves gently approaching the shore.
Ideal beaches for children
Buckets, shovels, rakes and straight to the beach!
Walking for those wishing to have a beach all for themselves.
Anyone involved in sailing can get support facilities in the Marina of Rethymno.
Every year the race boats sailing the Aegean Regatta takes place in Rethymno.

In beach of Rethymno you can play beach-volley, in order to make physical exercise, have fun and at the same time also meet new people!
In Rethymno has expanded the use of bicycles both as a means of transport in the city and also along the promenade, that is good for cycling and jogging in the open air.
During your stay in Rethymno you can have fun, you can taste our local products, learn about our history, tradition and culture, attending both to cultural and gastronomic events.

The beach of Rethymno becomes a suggestive stage for the Renaissance Festival, where dance and music events take place.

The beach of Rethymno can be an ideal place for your wedding.
So why not having a unique and unforgettable wedding ceremony on the beach!
The blue sky combined with the turquoise waters of the sea will give a romantic touch to your wedding and make your guests enjoy it!
Couples choose Rethymno for their wedding and honeymoon because it is known for its beauty, charm and unforgettable memories!
Sunset in Rethymno!
Vermillion sky during the sunset.
A beautiful sunset is unforgettable.

produced by
MUNICIPALITY OF RETHYMNO

directed by
MARCO MARZUOLI

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