This area lies at the southwest extremity of the Rethymnon Prefecture, belonging to the Deme of Aghios Vasileos (once a larger administrative unit – an eparchia). It lies 43 km southwest of Rethymnon town. Rodakino (the Peach) is an attractive, traditional-style village built on two hills (and so divided into Upper and Lower Rodakino).
Moving from west to east once more, across the borders of the Chania and Rethymnon Prefectures, the first beach you come across is that of Aghia Marina.
The beach of Agia Marina is located 47 km southwest of Rethymnon and 84 km south of Chania, and 2 km south of the village of Rodakino, in the southern coast of Rethymno prefecture. A church to the east of the beach gives it its name.
This beach is located 47 km southwest of Rethymno, west of Kastelos hill. The beach is isolated and open to the southerly winds. It has sand, pebbles and some rocks: a spot well suited to fishing and snorkeling.
Set amidst olive groves that run on down to the sea, this is a sandy beach, with shallow crystal water: cliffs and some caves are to be seen.
It is the first beach located at the mouth of a now largely dry river, that runs through a steep gorge descending from Mount Kryoneritis (Cold Water). Its name was taken from some rocks which prior to erosion could be interpreted as a crow’s beak.
This lies between Plakias and Rodakino: a large enough stretch enveloping three deserted beaches. Its name comes from the number of vines that exist hereabouts.