Rethymno is one of the four prefectures in Greece situated between the regions of Chania and Heraklion. It is washed by the Cretan Sea in the north and the Libyan Sea in the south. The central part of the capital of Rethymno is built on the cape and stretches along the beautiful long beach. A mountain range rises over the town, especially in the south, of which the highest peak is Mount Vrysina (858m).
The geography of Rethymno has vivid characteristics. The terrain of Rethymno Crete is mainly mountainous and with interesting characteristics that very much resemble the other regions of Crete. Dramatic gorges, plenty of caves, beautiful green valleys and small rivers, next to monuments that depict the long history of the region. A small part of the prefecture is flat, especially in the northern region. Rethymno has a restricted number of rivers, the most important being Geropotamos which extends from Mylopotamos to the sea and Megalos Potamos which flows into the lake of Preveli.
Beautiful mountains dominate the entire region of Rethymno including Mount Ida in the east. The mountain range of Kedros (1777m) rises southwest of Psiloritis and border the lovely valley of Amari. Rethymno is home to plenty of traditional villages and settlements rising on the hills and the lush green valleys.
Discover the Map of Rethymno
View the map of Rethymno with the main villages, beaches, and sightseeing. Also, the location of the port and the airport. View: Map of Rethymno