Atsipopoulo Rethymno Crete: Atsipopoulo is a nice suburb of Rethymnon Town, only 5 km from the centre. Located close to the borders of Rethymnon and Chania, the lovely village offers a unique old atmosphere from the Venetian times.
Houses in Atsipopoulo were constructed in close distance so as to form a fortification wall. This way the inhabitants were protected by pirates and other enemies. This traditional architecture is preserved till today as most houses were renovated.
Visitors are amazed by the many churches of Atsipopoulo, the picturesque arched paths and the stone houses. Some of these houses have been turned into villas and hotels.
Atsipopoulo is not so developed but due to the close proximity to Rethymno Town, visitors will have access to many services and amenities as well as some nice beaches with crystalline waters. The closest beach to Atsipopoulo is at a distance of 4 km, while only 10 km away there is the large beach of Episkopi.