Rethymno – Beaches

The natural beauty of prefecture Rethymno is not confined to caves and gorges since the island’s seabed hides another magical world, with its beaches leading us to the deep seas of the South.

The southern Rethymno coasts are full of deserted harbors and picturesque beaches, while the north coast is where the most cosmopolitan beaches are gathered.

The southern coasts of Rethymno are famous for their crystal clear waters. You will find unique landscapes there like the dunes of Agios Paulos, with its golden fine sand and mysterious energy aura. Next to the dunes, the fascinating Triopetra unfolds, one of the most impressive beaches of Crete with characteristic large rocks at one side. There is also the magnificent beach of Preveli located in the estuary of Kourtalioti River with its beautiful palm groves and natural bathtubs on the main beach and other, less known, but equally beautiful beaches, such as Ligres.

On the other hand, the beaches of the north part of the county, most of which have been awarded with the Blue Flag, are considered the most known. The seabed’s residents are in fact the migrant species from the Mediterranean, who find their home along the coasts of fisherman village Bali. Those, who wish to avoid crowded places, prefer the Rethymno beach and the Episkopi beach. Wonderful small bays with crystal clear waters can be found in Geropotamos. In the area of Plakias there are numerous small beaches, with Ammoudi and Damnoni among them.

 All the beaches of the Rethymno County are waiting for you as an unforgettable summer destination, still hiding some secret seashores, like the gorgeous bay of Agia Fotia.

  • Foteinari

    Foteinari beach of Rethymno prefecture can be found approximately 37 km to the south of Rethymno city, between Plakias and the Souda beach.

  • Triopetra

    Triopetra is approximately 52 km to the south from the Rethymno city and 13 km from the village Akoumia of Rethymno prefecture.

  • Schoinaria

    The Schoinaria beach is located approximately 33 km to the south of Rethymno and 3.5 km from the Leukogeia village.

  • Souda Beach

    The Souda beach is located 41 km to the southwest of Rethymno city, at the Plakias bay and 3 km to the west of Plakias village in Rethymno prefecture

  • Skinos

    Skinos beach is located 36 km to the south of Rethymno , Rethymno prefecture , next to Plakias beach.

  • Preveli

    Preveli beach of Rethymno prefecture lies on the southern coastline of the island, approximately 40 km away from Rethymno city and very close to Plakias.

  • Prasonisi

    To the east of a seaside settlement of Agios Paulos in Rethymno County and opposite the homonym green island, the Prasonisi beach lies.

  • Polyrizos

    The Polyrizos beach is located 46 km from the Rethymno city and almost 2 km from the Rodakino village in Rethymno prefecture.

  • Podare

    The Podare beach lies almost 50 km to the south of Rethymno city and only 2 km from the Kerame village of Rethymno prefecture.

  • Platanias

    Platanias beach lies 6 km to the east of Rethymno city in Rethymno prefecture.

  • Peukias

    Peukias is a beach of Rethymno prefecture that lies 43 km to the south of Rethymno, between Plakias settlement and Rodakino.

  • Petres beach

    The Petres beach belongs to the Rethymno prefecture and lies on the east side of the huge seacoast of Georgioupolis in approximately 12 km from the Rethymno

  • Peristeres

    This Peristeres beach is situated 47 km to the southwest of Rethymno city and 2 km from the village Rodakino of Rethymno prefecture.

  • Peiratiko Fiord

    The Peiratiko Fiord can be found approximately 30 km from the Rethymno city near Plakias of Rethymno prefecture.

  • Pyrgos Beaches

    The Pyrgos beaches belong to the Rethymno prefecture lying between Gyalopotamos beach and the small harbor of Agia Foteini

  • Panormos Beaches

    In front of the homonym village and near Mylopotamos of Rethymno prefecture, there are Panormos beaches.

  • Bali beaches

    Bali beaches of the Rethymno prefecture are located in the homonym seaside settlement 30 km approximately to the east of Rethymno .

  • Agia Galini beaches

    The Agia Galini beaches can be found 60 km to the south of Rethymno city in the homonym settlement on the southeast of the Rethymno prefecture.

  • Tou Maliou beach

    The Tou Maliou beach is 15 km to the east of Rethymno city, in Rethymno prefecture, and few kilometers from Skaleta beach, before you reach Geropotamos.

  • Sfakaki beach

    The Sfakaki beach lies in the Rethymno prefecture 11 km from Rethymno city.

  • Stauromenou beach

    The Stauromenou beach is approximately 12 km from the Rethymno city of Rethymno prefecture .

  • Spilies beach

    Spilies beach is located a little bit after Skaleta of Rethymno prefecture .

  • Skepasti beach

    The Skepasti beach is a small pebbled bay with aquamarine waters in Rethymno prefecture.

  • Rethymno Beach

    Rethymno beach lies on the east side of the homonym city in Rethymno prefecture, approximately 1 km from the city center.

  • Plakias Beach

    Plakias beach is located in homonym settlement almost 40 km to the south of Rethymno in Rethymno prefecture

  • Perivolia beach

    The Perivolia beach is located in Rethymno prefecture and lies only 2 km from the Rethymno city center.

  • Pelekanos beach

    The Pelekanos beach is located 16 km to the west of Rethymno city along with the Episkopi beach of Rethymno prefecture.

  • Misiria beach

    Misiria beach is located in the Rethymno prefecture within a small distance from the the Rethymno city center.

  • Koumpes beach

    The Koumpes beach is located in Rethymno prefecture 2 km from the Rethymno city.

  • Episkopi beach

    The Episkopi beach is located approximately 12 km to the west from Rethymno city and 2 km the south from the of Episkopi settlement in Rethymno prefecture.

  • Gerani beach

    Gerani beach is located in Rethymno prefecture and lies 6 km to the west of Rethymno city.

  • Akoumia Beach

    The Akoumia beach lies approximately 12 km from the homonym villlage, which it was named after, of Rethymno prefecture.

  • Adele beach

    The Adele beach is located in a homonym valley in Rethymno prefecture, approximately 8 km from Rethymno city.

  • Agios Paulos beach

    The Agios Paulos beach can be found in front of the homonym settlement and in immediate vicinity of the Sachtouria village, almost 60 km from Rethymno city.

  • Paligkremnos

    Right next to Plakias beach of Rethymno prefecture, the Paligkremnos beach lies.

  • Mikro Foteinari

    Approximately 37 km to the south of Rethymno city, between Plakias and Souda beach, you can find the Mikro Foteinari of Rethymno prefecture

  • Mikro Ammoudi

    Mikro Ammoudi beach lies to the east of the Damnoni beach, approximately 32 km from the Rethymno city and 4 km from Plakias of the Rethymno prefecture .

  • Mikri Triopetra

    Mikri Triopetra beach is located in Rethymno prefecture 13 km away from the Akoumia village.

  • Lychnistis

    Lychnistis beach is located 60 km to the south of Rethymno and 3 km to the west of Agia Galini of Rethymno prefecture .

  • Ligkres

    The Ligkres beach is located near the village Spili in Rethymno prefecture approximately 7 km from Kerame.

  • Korakia

    The secluded cove of Korakia is approximately 48 km away Rethymno city and is located near Sises and Mylopotamos , settlements of Rethymno prefecture .

  • Korakas

    Approximately 47 km from the Rethymno city and 2 km to the south of Rodakino village, there is a beach of Rethymno prefecture called Korakas.

  • Kolympistiri

    The beach of Kolympistiri is located 60 km to the south of Rethymno city and 3 km to the west of Agia Galini in Rethymno prefecture .

  • Kokkinos Volakas

    The first beach, next to the cove of Souda of Rethymno prefecture , is Kokkinos Volakas.

  • Klimata

    45 km to the south from the Rethymno city, there is a huge bay consisting of three secluded sea shores of the Rethymno prefecture, the Klimata.

  • Katsouni

    Behind the northern end of Ligkres, to the east of Glima beach, there is a Katsouni beach that belongs to the village Agalianos of Rethymno prefecture.

  • Drymiskianos

    Drymiskianos beachfront is located 38 km to the south of Rethymno next to the village Drymiskos of Rethymno prefecture.

  • Damnoni

    Damnoni beach can be found near the village Spili of the Rethymno prefecture, 35 km to the south of Rethymno city and few kilometers from Plakias.

  • Gyalopotamos

    The Gyalopotamos beach is located approximately 45 km from Rethymno city and almost 4 km from village Kerame in Rethymno prefecture .

  • Glima

    The Glima beach is located approximately 50 km from Rethymno city and 2 km from the village Kerame of Rethymno prefecture.

  • Geropotamos

    The Geropotamos beach is located to the east of Panormos of Rethymno prefecture, under a bridge, approximately 18 km from Rethymno city.

  • Armenopetra

    On the way to Agios Georgios and Agia Galini of the Rethymno prefecture, there are few beaches in a row, also known as Armenopetra.

  • Ammoudi

    Ammoudi is a group of bays, which is located about 32 km from the Rethymno and next to Leukogeia village of Rethymno prefecture.

  • Agios Paulos dunes

    On the way to the beach of Triopetra and in close vicinity to the village Sachtouria you can come by the Agios Paulos dunes

  • Agia Marina

    The beach of Agia Marina is located on the south coast of Rethymno prefecture, 47 km from the city of Rethymno and 2 km from the village Rodakino.

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