The beach of Platania is situated about 6 km. east of Rethymnon. It's a beautiful, sandy beach, open to the north. It is well organized and offers many options. Access from Rethymnon is very easy with regular and frequent bus, taxi and rented or private cars and motorcycles. Very close to the beach you will find restaurants, cafes, etc. Beware of sea currents.
Arkadiou Street, or Sabbionara, was during Venetian era but also today one of the most important streets of the urban fabric of the city. Lying in the heart of modern Rethymnon, it combines the oriental features of the Turkish period with Renaissance-style Venetian architecture.
The Missiria is actually a suburb of Rethymno, within walking distance from the city center, just 3 km to the east and on the long sandy beach. Access from Rethymnon is very easy with regular and frequent bus, taxi and rented or private cars and motorcycles.