Sailing Holidays in Rethymno

Sailing Holidays in Rethymno

Rethymnon, on the north coast of Crete, lies on the island's longest sandy beach and is known as the hidden jewel of Crete. Since 1400 BC the Minoans, Venetians, Turks and Cretans have built their ancient cities, minarets, citadels, the hilltop Fortezza, winding narrow streets, fishing harbor and lighthouse which create an old-world charm.

Situated midway between Heraklion and Chania, Rethymnon is also only a short distance from the most spectacular countryside making it an ideal center to explore the island. Rethymnon, the only well-preserved Renaissance town in Greece, is famous for its literature and the arts.

It is a place of contrasts, boasting a long and remarkable history as well as untouched places of natural beauty and traditional life. This small Mediterranean town enchants you with its Old Town dating from the period of the Renaissance, its fortress and museums as well as its beaches.