Magnificent beaches are found along the coasts of Rethymno Greece, 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 of the best beaches in Rethymno Crete.
Except for the beaches, there are also many places for sightseeing. Discover the best things to see in Rethymno.
Discover our guide to 21 beautiful Rethymno beaches. They are all presented with a 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Location: In a walking distance from the city centre of Rethymnon
Description: The beach of Rethymnon Town is long and sandy. It is located within a walking distance from the city centre and some parts of it are organized.