Visit Réthymno in the summer
and bask on its sun soaked beaches. Magnificent sandy
beaches await the beachgoers on the north coast (at
the Cretan Sea) as well as on the south coast of the
island (at the Libyan Sea). Some of them are:
• Réthymno Beach: Organised sandy beach
more than 20 km long, stretching from Réthymno
town across the east side of the area.
• Pánormos: This coastal village is situated
20 km east of Réthymno. It boasts an organised
beach with many tavérnas and hotels.
• Bali: Nestling in the surrounding mountains
of the Bali bay you will find the coastal village of
Bali, 34 km east of Réthymno. Choose one of the
small islets and enjoy sun bathing at organised beaches.
• Plakiás: The village of Plakiás
is situated 40 km south of Réthymno. This resort
boasts a superb sandy beach and a well-organised tourist
infrastructure including water sport facilities.
• Ayía Galíni: situated 58km south
of Réthymno, the resort offers a well-organised
tourist infrastructure and crystal clear beaches hidden
on the surrounding islets.
• Préveli beach: The beach of Préveli
or “Palm Beach” (Fínikas) is situated
at the southern coast of Crete, 40 km far from Réthymno.
The palm-tree background and the small lagoon turn this
smooth sandy beach into a truly unique exotic place!