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Information about Rethymnon Area
The prefecture or province of Rethymnon (Ρέθυμνο) stretches across central Crete from the north to south coasts and borders the prefecture of Heraklion to the east and Chania to the west.
The capital of the area is the city of Rethymno situated on the north coast.
The Nomos Rethimnis, as it is sometimes written, contains eleven distinct municipal districts in addition to the capital city, Rethymno. These are: Anogeia, Arkadi, Foinikas, Geropotamos, Kouloukonas, Kourites, Lampi, Lappa, Nikiforos Fokas, Syvritos and Zoniana. The area is also split into 4 provinces.
Within these districts are the towns, villages and resorts which make this area an outstanding holiday destination and such a memorable place to visit.
Listed below are just some examples of the places of interest you will find in Rethymnon. For more information visit our A-Z.
Beaches and Resorts
From well known coastal resorts such as Platanias, Panormo, Bali, Rethymno, Plakias and Agia Galini to the lesser known, hidden away beaches of Agios Pavlos, Agios Georgios, Preveli and Triopetra.
Ancient archaeological sites at Armeni, Axos, Eleftherna, Lappa, Sivritos, Zominthos.
Historic, living monasteries including those at Arkadi, Arsani, Asomaton and Preveli.
Caves and Gorges
A wealth of caves and gorges including the caves at Melidoni, Sfendoni and Gerani, each with its own fascinating history and the towering gorges of Kotsifou, Kourtallotiko, Mili and Prasiano.
The province of Rethymnon has hundreds of stunning locations to visit and enjoy. Whether you want to enjoy beautiful beaches or breathtaking mountain scenery, bustling harbour towns or peaceful villages frozen in time, you will find everything you're looking for and more in the Prefecture of Rethymnon.
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