is the largest and most famous Island of Greece
for vacation home rentals and is located in the south of the Aegean Sea and is separated in 4 prefectures: Chania, Heraklion, Lassithi and Rethymno
. The prefecture of Rethymnon
is Crete's most mountainous region, bordered in the west by the White Mountains
and in the east by Mount Psiloritis
. It is divided into four provinces: Rethymnon, Agios Vasileios, Amari and Mylopotamos
The island offers mountainous landscapes, a coast with many beautiful beaches and rocky coves, beautiful towns and charming villages and harbours with eclectic apartment rental, condo rental and villa rental accommodation, excellent food, ruins like Knossos
, of the Minoan Civilization, one of the greatest civilization ever and an exciting nightlife.
The province of Mylopotamos
is situated east of the town of Rethymnon. The chief coastal resorts where you will find inviting apartment rentals, condo rentals and villa rentals are Bali and Panormo
, boasting vacation rentals set in beautiful surroundings, with several small coves, hills and narrow sandy beaches.
is a province of gently rolling hills
. The capital of the province is Spili, a pretty mountain town with cobbled streets and plane trees best known for its unique Venetian fountain which spurts water from nineteen lion heads in close proximity to vacation rental lodging and villas. The superb palm beach of Preveli is one the most beautiful beach in Crete
province is often seen as the heartland of Crete
and the repository of its culture. This region harbours picturesque vacation rentals around forty well-watered, unspoilt villages set amid olive groves and almond and cherry trees.
The capital of the province and of the prefecture is Rethymnon
. Its main attraction is the Old Venetian - Ottoman quarter
which occupies the headland beneath the Venetian fortress. The old town is one of the best-preserved towns of the Renaissance
with unique apartment rentals, condo rentals and villa rentals. Lying in the heart of modern Rethymnon, it combines the oriental features of the Turkish period with Renaissance-style Venetian architecture. The town still maintains its old aristocratic appearance
, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, small Venetian harbour and narrow streets.
The Old quarter has grown into a pretty important place for shopping
and offers a wide assortment of stores selling just about everything from souvenirs to jewellery, leather, Cretan spices and pottery. Rethymnon also possesses a very long sandy beach
running several kilometres towards the east. It comes as no surprise that it is now one of the main tourist areas of Crete
lined with condo rental, apartment rental and villa rental accommodations of all categories.
Rethymnon is a place with unmatched natural beauty
, hospitable and friendly people and where the wisdom of the elders and the vitality of their youth go hand in hand. Owners of vacation home rental accommodation look forward to welcoming you to their historical villages surrounded by pristine nature.