Hotels and Accommodation in Crete

Accommodation in the prefecture of Rethymnon

The region of Rethymnon

The prefecture of Rethymnon is located in central Crete. Its capital Rethymnon (or Rethimnon) has a population of about 25.000. Although Rethymnon has a harbour with some connections to Piraeus it has to rely on the airports of Chania (60 km) and Heraklion (90 km) for air connections.

The region of Rethymnon is mountainous with the White Mountains in its western part and the Ida range in the East but the coast has a number of excellent beaches.
The larger tourists developments are located on the North coast especially to the East of Rethymnon

The South coast is relatively undeveloped, with the exception of Agia Galini and the area around Plakias.

Tourism is not very developed inland although it is possible to find simple accommodation in many villages.