Beaches nearby

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Agios Pavlos Beach


The seaside village of Agios Pavlos is located 58km south of Rethymno. It is a peaceful place with a beautiful beach, which is ideal for family holidays.

Although the beach in front of the village is pretty, visitors mainly prefer Agios Pavlos for accommodation and food and its wonderful beach for swimming, which is called Akoumiani Gialia. It is behind the western edge of Agios Pavlos bay and is famed that is the best beach in Rethymno.

Triopetra Beach


Triopetra is a beautiful quietly beach for relaxing times

The beach of Triopetra is a beautiful, quietly, long and wide sandy beach at about 52 km south of Rethymnon and easily accessible by car.

If you would like to enjoy the sun you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas there. Moreover, you can find a few taverns right on the beach for traditional food and drink.

In between Triopetra beach and Agios Pavlos beach there are more small, peaceful coves with sandy beaches, where you can be on your own and have relaxing time.

Preveli Beach


Preveli: An exotical beach with stunning beauty

Preveli beach is located about 35km south of Rethymno and 10km east of Plakias. The beach of Preveli, also known as Lake Preveli or Phoenix, is located at the exit of the imposing Kourtaliotikos Gorge, where the river Megas Potamos is flowing. Also, it is accessible by car or small boat from nearing villages.

It is the most famous and visited beach in southern Crete, due to its beauties and its clear waters.

Moreover, you can walk along the river Megas Potamos and enjoy the stunning beauty of the exotic landscape.

Damnoni Beach


Damnoni: A beach with facilities and choices for every taste

Damnoni is located 35km south of Rethymno and 5km east of Plakias. It is an attractive tourist resort, very well developed and organized.

It is a picturesque beach and very well organized with all the facilities and choices for luxury and relaxed holiday moments for you.

At the west end of the beach you can enjoy your meal at the small tavern in the middle of the beach under the beautiful shade of tamarisk trees. The eastern end is a more quiet place if you would like more privacy.