Rethymnon in Crete is the place to be if you’re looking for a family holiday to remember. A place that has as much splendour as sunshine, holidays to Rethymnon really do set the bar when it comes to family breaks.
As one of most well-preserved Venetian old towns on the island of Crete, Rethymnon is brimming with beautiful 16th-century buildings and surrounded by scenic history. Explore the breathtaking waterfalls, rock formations, and "cave church" of Saint Anthony Gorge before taking a gentle evening stroll along the colorful Venetian Harbor. Unwind in a taverna over a plate of Cretan meze, like mouth-watering fresh feta drizzled with local olive oil. Whatever it is that makes your perfect family holiday, Rethymnon makes the stresses of real life seem a lot further than just a four-hour plane ride away.
Rethymnon sits between Chania and Heraklion on Crete’s north coast and offers a charming mix of mosques and Renaissance buildings, yet the seafood restaurants and liveliness that fill the harbour give the place a real modern twist. And even better; everything you need for that well-rounded family holiday is right on your doorstep. Even the beach (which just happens to have a generous 12 kilometres of golden, fluffy sand on offer) is right in the middle of the town. Bordered with around 2 kilometres of a picturesque promenade dotted with shops, cafés and restaurants, you and your family can spend hours upon hours at this glorious beach.
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