Rethymno beaches

Rethymno beaches

Magnificent beaches are found along the coasts of Rethymno, both on the northern and the southern side of the prefecture. Rethymno beaches on the northern side are more organized and popular, lined up with hotels, restaurants, cafeterias and water sports centers. Most Rethymno beaches on the southern side remain untouched by tourism and ideal for total privacy. A drive around will bring you to fabulous places to relax. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Rethymno Crete.

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Guide to 21 beaches

Discover our guide to 21 beautiful Rethymno beaches. They are all presented with detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Rethymno. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

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Location: 55 km south east of Rethymnon Town
Description: The beach of Agia Galini is a nice family place, ideal to relax. The ebach is actually a sandy cove surrounded by huge cliffs.

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Location: 32 km east of Rethymnon Town
Description: Bali is a sandy beach that gets quite popular in summer due to the wild landscape that surrounds it and its calm atmosphere. A couple of monasteries are located in the area.

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Location: 22 km east of Rethymnon Town
Description: Fully organised and with crystal water, Panormos has plenty of taverns and accommodation with an amazing view over the sea.

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Location: 2 km east of Rethymnon Town
Description: The long and sandy beach of Perivolia is very close to Rethymnon Town, therefore it gets very popular in summer.

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Location: 4 km east of Rethymnon Town
Description: Organized and long, Platanias gets very popular due to its soft sand and the close distance from Rethymnon Town.

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Location: 10 km east of Rethymnon Town
Description: Adele is a long, beautiful beach in close distance to Rethymnon Town. The beach is organized and it is surrounded by many tourist facilities.

Location: 62 km south east of Rethymnon Town
Description: Agios Georgios is a secluded beach on the southern side of Rethymnon, close to Agia Galini. It has no tourist facilties, so this is a great spot to enjoy some privacy.

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Location: 58 km south east of Rethymnon Town
Description: One of the most picturesque locations in southern Crete, Agios Pavlos is actually a small bay with sandy coast. Partly organized, this beach is great to relax.

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Location: 42 km south of Rethymnon Town
Description: Damnoni is a lovely, sandy bay close to the popular resort of Plakias. Organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, Damnoni is a nice place to relax.

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Location: 1 km from Rethymno Town
Description: This is a sandy beach, in a walking distance from the city centre of Rethymnon.

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