Beaches In And Around Rethimno

  • by XpatAthens
  • Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Beaches In And Around Rethimno

The prefecture’s north coasts are very busy and organized. Pay a visit to Rethimno beach just outside the city—its golden sand extends over twelve kilometers—and enjoy the sea. It is ideal for small children as it is shallow for several meters. Alternatively you can follow a very easy route on an asphalt roadway which ends up in the organized beach of Plakia.

If you prefer isolated beaches with crystal waters and untouched sceneries away from touristic development you should take the road to the south coasts of the island. In the broader area you will see the isolated beach of Ammoudaki, while if you continue towards Lefkogia you will be amazed by the beautiful beach of Ammoudi with the imposing rocks standing in the sea. If you like underwater explorations the richness below the water will take your breath away.

Some of the most beautiful beaches in Crete are Aghia Irini, Triopetra, Ligres and Aghios Pavlos, all located in the southeastern side of Rethimno prefecture.

Preveli Beach

Preveli is one of the most famous beaches in Crete, isolated, beautiful and romantic.

This beach is located on the central south coast of the island, just a few kms from the monastery of the same name, 43 kms from Rethymnon town.

You can journey to the beach by car and foot, walking over the mountain ridge from the dirt road, or you can take a boat from Plakias or Agia Galini.

The walk is steep and not for the faint-hearted; be careful in hot weather. There are also buses to the monastery and day trips from Rethymnon town.

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