Scaleta Beach on the north coast of Crete, 12 km from the town of Rethymno. It is a beautiful long beach and offers a wide variety of services and activities. The village itself has many restaurants, shops and bars, and some of the big hotels offer water sports. Scaleta is known for being one of the guarded beaches where it comes and lays the eggs of the endangered sea turtle Caretta-Caretta.
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.