Ideas for activities in Rethymnon and Crete
Heraklion has the major archaeological museum, smart and trendy cafes and shops and a noisy business bustle – it also offers many hidden treasures, which we happily reveal.
Chania has much of the Venetian part of its history intact. Luxury in Venetian Villas converted to hotels, the ever impressive Venetian Harbour, narrow shop and restaurant-lined pedestrian streets, small hotels contained in buildings that once were home to expatriate merchants and a wide range of places to stay.
Rethymno has the old section - the castle and a long sandy beach, cafes and restaurants with local and visiting customers.
Sitia is quieter, though still providing much of interest in its Fortezza, beach, unique cafes and many hotels. Many similar benefits are on offer in Plakias and Ierapetra.
Many smaller places, provide a sense that tourism has not got here yet – but you have! Amongst these Agios Nikolaos, Loutro Village, Kato Zakros, Ierapetra, Samonas Village, Sougia Village, Xerokambos, Mochlos Village, Chora Sfakia, Agia Roumeli Village, Gavalochori Village, Rogdia, Monastiraki, Keratokambos, Makrigialos, Anogia, Zaros, Axos all offer something of Crete that is truly special and a treat for any human in need of the healing power of charm and character in unique climes.