Rethymnon beach

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The town of Rethymno is 58 km from Chania and 78 km from Heraklion. The main beach is somewhat on the east side of town, about a mile from the old centre.

It is a large sandy expanse, part of an extensive beach front the town possesses. It is fully developed, and indeed is really within the city and so has all of those amenities to draw upon: umbrellas, chairs, sunbeds and showers on the beach; a lifeguard for the swimmers’ safety, and plenty of choices of water-sports. 

The proximity of the town and its suburbs mean that all along the beach exist tavernas, restaurants and cafeterias.

Although the beach is so connected with the busy town, it also is one of the most important nesting sites for the loggerhead turtle (Karetta karetta) in the whole Mediterranean. When you visit you may well meet numbers of fenced off areas within which the turtles may find sanctuary when laying their eggs.

Close by to the east is the beach of Adele.

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Additional Info

  • location Rethymnon, Rethymno, Rethymno
  • free camping No
  • nudism No
  • beach type Sandy
  • accommodation Yes - plenty of choices
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • other facilities

    There are sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, and many water sports facilities. In addition, a lifeguard ensure the safety of bathers.

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Access Info

relevant routes & paths:

Rethymno - Arkadi - Amari, Rethymno - Plakias - Fragkokastelo

Distances: 58km from Chania, 78km from Heraklion.

By car/motorcycle: From Chania drive east, along the National highway. After an hour or less you will arrive in Rethymnon. From there, head to the beach, located on the northeast side of town.
By bus: There are many bus services to the town of Rethymnon.

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