The island of Crete is among the most well known Greek islands.
It is the largest island of Greece and is located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea, a link between Asia, Africa and Europe. Its unique geographical position between these three continents has determined its historical course from ancient to modern times.
Crete divided into 4 prefectures, Chania, Rethymno, Heraklio and Lasithi.
Crete can offer everything to its visitor, history, culture, a particular natural beauty, clean sandy beaches and rocky bays, impressive mountainous landscape, picturesque towns and villages with their living tradition, exquisite traditional cuisine, shopping malls and exciting nightlife.
We are certain that just one visit to Crete is enough to make you feel captivated by this island and repeat this trip over and over again until you discover and taste the endless beauty hidden here.
Rethymno is the capital of the Prefecture of Rethymno and is located between the two other large towns. Eastwards is Heraklio (80 klm) and westwards is Chania (60 klm). Rethymno lies along the north coast of the island, having on the eastern part one of the longest sandy beaches (12 klm) while on the western part another big sandy beach (10 klm). Rethymno is the administrative, communication and commercial centre of circa 80,000 inhabitants.
The town of Rethymno is very elegant and with a significant history, natural beauties and living traditions. The Old town still preserves its aristocratic character with buildings dating from the 16th century, stone built mansions with arched doorways, narrow streets, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains.
If you visit the rest of the prefecture you will be bewitched by the beauties of the area. It has got fascinating beaches, isolated coves with crystal waters, imposing mountains, picturesque villages offering the possibility to discover the traditional way of life.
The notable traditional cuisine, the nightlife, the endless shops, the locals hospitality and the magical atmosphere that Rethymno offers, can relax you and make you feel as if at home