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: 40 km south of Rethymnon Town
Description: The beach is located right at the outfall of a river, amidst lush greenery and palm trees.


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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: 40 km south of Rethymnon Town
Description: Some parts of Plakias beach are organized, while others are secluded. In any case, the atmsophere is relaxing and calm.


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Location: 43 km south of Rethymno
Description: Rodakino is a lovely beach close to the beach resort of Plakias. Some parts of it are organized, while others are secluded.


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Location: 55 km south east of Rethymnon Town
Description: Triopetra is a lovely secluded beach on the southern side of Rethymnon. Due to its long distance from most tourist places of Rethymnon, it doesn't get crowded.


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Location: 42 km south of Rethymnon Town
Description: Souda is a small bay close to Plakias, a fishing village on the southern side of Rethymnon. Usually it is not crowded, but it is well organized.


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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: 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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