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Lovely beach

The beach is long and sandy. The water is clean and have small fish swimming about. The stretch... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Kim B
Swansea, United Kingdom

Very nice beach beautiful. But if you are looking for Sandy you won’t find that but a more darker... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Valrose B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were surprised how sandy the beach was. It was very clean and the water was clear. No stones and beach ideal for children.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SassySue
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This is a beautiful beach, but a little rocky near the shore. You might want to consider wearing some water shoes. If you enjoy collecting pretty stones then you will find some on this beach.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank winonat63
Reviewed October 29, 2018

The beach is long and sandy. The water is clean and have small fish swimming about. The stretch where I was had sunbeds belonging to the hotel but there are various others you can use. However the sea has currents. There was a red flag...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Very nice beach beautiful. But if you are looking for Sandy you won’t find that but a more darker sand and very clean stretch of beach. Each hotel looks after there bit and have there individual mark. Still very nice walk along the stretch

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Valrose B
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We were driving from Heraklion airport to west crete late evening and this was our choice for a rest and to eat.We drove up and down the whole beach front trying to decide where to eat ,there are so many places to eat including Chinese...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dancomontreal
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Large beaches with beautiful white sand, a few places where you can buy a drink, snack, icecream. There are a few toilets and showers. You can rent sunchairs and parasols. The sea gets deeper very gradually and is usually quite calm, but beware of rip...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MichelleRaa
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very popular, with most of the beachfront managed by the adjacent hotels, so always clean and there will be a bar / food service, toilet facilities and WiFi. There are big waves if you like the sea too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Close by our hotel pleant of choice of chairs and food outlets. Recomend Minos Mare resort beach cafe/bar. Really good food and reasonable

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NigelSH
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We have been in Rethymnon many times and we just love to come back to the beautiful beach there. It is always nice and clean despite the number of people being there. The sand is nice and the water clean and beautiful. Recommendable!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Berit2011
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Beach is big ,not for me and was quite busy. As beaches go ,it was very popular with tons of sunbeds. Huge waves some days but nice to walk on the soft sand. Loads of nice bars to cool off in.

Date of experience: September 2018
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December 28, 2017|
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Response from Greeklover20 | Reviewed this property |
There will be plenty of open restaurants in Rethymo - its quite a large city. Check out 'Bricks' (Facebook @bricksbeerhouse) for some exceptional Greek craft beers. Can't help you with watersports - chances are that the sea... More
July 28, 2017|
Response from eliferturkan | Reviewed this property |
hi, there are many beaches near to rethimnon. we have also a daughter,5 years old and she enjoyed in chisos asterias very much. this is also a beach which you can find in trip advisor. waterpark no idea:( knossos ancient... More
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March 11, 2017|
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Response from Ulysses336 | Reviewed this property |
the sea is calm ,entrance is smooth with no stones ; it's not deep,the deepnes increases gradually and naturally that it's ok for kids too; however,as in Crete there is wind almost every day,in the afternoons there usually... More
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Amanda A
Rethymnon in May - trips (2 Replies)
Hello lovely people I'm now booked to go to the Aquila Rethymnon Beach Hotel in the middle of May. Can anybody suggest reputable companies for a snorkelling trip and also a day trip around Crete? I'd much rather book locally than through my travel agent. Thanks very much.
January 15, 2016|
Response fromAmanda A|
Thanks - you have given me a lot to look at! Another thing - do you know approximately how much it costs to paraglide? My Mum went up for the first time last year in Corfu - she loved it so much she ended up going up three times until she ran out of money! It'll be helpful to let her know how much extra money to bring. I was wondering if Atlantis Diving did it but it doesn't say on their website.
Berkshire, England
Rethymnon beach? (6 Replies)
Hi Am i right in thinking there is one large beach in Rethymnon that runs for about 13km? Is this beach sand or shingle - it's hard to tell from the pictures - some look like golden sand, others look like shingle and seaweed :) Thanks
March 02, 2009|
Response fromstanbr|
I am not sure how far the beach runs but in Rethymnon it is a good sand beach about 200 meters wide. The beach is bordered by a road and lined with concrete apartments and hotels on the other side of the road.
Rethymnon beach (7 Replies)
Looking at the map, I noticed that the Rethymnon beach in the center of the town has many private beaches. Are there any parts of the beach that can be used for free (just put your tower on the sand), without paying for the sunbeds etc.
August 04, 2013|
Response fromKeitht|
Simple answer is 'Yes'. There are private sections but all surrounded by public areas.