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Where is the best beach to snorkel in the rethymnon area?

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Where is the best beach to snorkel in the rethymnon area?

We are interested in clean rocky places.

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1. Re: Where is the best beach to snorkel in the rethymnon area?

I am also hoping someone will give some advice on this.

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2. Re: Where is the best beach to snorkel in the rethymnon area?

If you snorkel to see fish, you need to swim from a beach that has a rocky bottom, and rock pools. I don't there is anywhere in the Rethymnon area that qualifies. There may be somewhere along that coast, and if there is I'm sure someone will tell you about it. But the south coast is better snorkelling territory.

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3. Re: Where is the best beach to snorkel in the rethymnon area?

In general I'm sure that the better snorkelling is going to be on the south coast, by some way. Much of the (kms long) beaches from Rethymnon are predominantly sandy. I wonder (and perhaps DE gerlion may know) if the rocky/pebbly beach of Gerani, several kms to the west of Rethymon, might have some better snorkelling that the sandier beaches if you want to try the north coast in that area (not to be confused of the small resort of Gerani west of Chania).

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4. Re: Where is the best beach to snorkel in the rethymnon area?

Nearly all of the coastline which stretches for about 10 Km west of Rethymno to Petres is rocky and suitable for snorkelling.

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5. Re: Where is the best beach to snorkel in the rethymnon area?

I am not sure if you will have a car but check out Ombros Gialos Beach which is a little west of Georgioupolis (great taverna too :-)) https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Rev…

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6. Re: Where is the best beach to snorkel in the rethymnon area?

Thankyou all for your suggestions. We will try West of Rethymno and the South side of the island.

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