• Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece
  • Anemos-Villas in Rethymno South Crete Greece

Holidays in Rethymno-South Crete- Every day life

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..A shore so pure and wide, of fine white sand... To the other side, towards Chania, barren cliffs the colour of lead - a wild, threatening sight! ...Rethymno, you know, is built on the border between tameness and wilderness...("The Chronicle of a Town ", P. Prevelakis ).

Rethymnon town is the capital ( 40.000 inhabitants) of the same-name prefecture. It is one of of the most significant tourist resorts in Greece and the most delightful town in Crete. Rethymno is a town of unique natural beauty which maintain even today the authenticity and the customs of the island alive. It offers a variety of natural and cultural leisure activities, which will satisfy even the most demanding visitor.  The area has a long and eventful history from the Minoan times to the present. It is the only city of Crete which keeps invariable her middle age character. The Venetian harbour and mansions, the Turkish houses and Minaretes, the Fortezza and the narrow streets, give to the town the unique physiognomy of a monumental museum . A long sandy beach streches away eastwords from the centre of the town.

The province of Rethymno is the heart of the island of Crete and one of the most beautiful places in Greece. Rethymno is the homeland of Zeus ( according mythology Zeus was the god of the Hospitality). The great number of visitors who return repeatedly confirms the words of the poet: ”Rethymno is not a place where you go to, but a place where you always return.” Rethymno awaits you with its clear blue seas, the famous south coast beaches ( Preveli, Damnoni, Rodakino, Plakias, Triopetra, Souda,Aghios Pavlos. Ligres etc.), the mount of Psiloritis and the most well-preserved Renaissance town in Greece. In the picturesque villages of the province, the traditional ways and rhythms are still alive. There are traces of a civilisation that dates back 4,500 years, numerous Byzantine churches and monasteries, enchanting Venetian monuments, caves, gorges and unique flora and fauna.

The villages of Rethymno area are live postcards, which are pervaded by the aroma of the Cretan cuisine and the sound of the Cretan lyre. People live here amidst nature and emotions, outside the code of behavior found in big cities. No matter where you go, even to the most isolated village, the people will open their doors to you to treat you to a "tsikoudia" and befriend you.

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Holidays in Rodakino village in South Crete!

Rodakino village, is situated on the foot of Krioneritis mountain above Korakas beach in the south coast of Rethymno-Crete. It is located 15 kms west from Plakias tourist resort, 42 kms south-west from Rethymno town and 13 kms from east from Frangokastello.
It is one of the  the largest villages in the area. There are a few rent-rooms properties, small hotels, some tavernas on the beach and a mini market for your provisions. It is still a quiet and relatively infrequently visited place. It is divided in two parts: Upper and Lower Rodakino. It is surrounded by small beaches and hills covered by olive-trees. 
Some History of the village: The former inhabitants of Rodakino have had lot of fights during the history.  The village was destroyed during the Venetian occupation and one man escaped in Peloponese-Greece. Many years later he returned and rebuild the village. On the  hill of Kourkoulos  raised the flag of the revolution against the Turks on May 24 1821 . During the second war the village was destroyed again and many residents have been killed by the invaders. The inhabitants have been farmers and fishermen since antiquity, while the tourism industry is a more recent occupation.
Plakias Village-South Crete

Plakias is a small village 36 kms south from Rethymno town with a long-wonderful sandy beach. It has been transformed to a popular resort and a base for visiting the natural beauties of Yialia ( the south coast) in the middle of 20th century .

You can have splendid holidays  in Plakias village. The place offers you  many choices as the village is very well organized, hosting plenty of restaurants, bars, shopping centers, car rentals , pharamacy,petrol-stations,post-office, ATM, water sports, scuba diving schools, organised beach interesting night-life and many more.

What to see in South Rethymnon area:

First of all the famous Preveli palm beach with its river ( limni tou Preveli) and the monastery of Preveli one of the most important during Crete’s history. Within short distance from Plakias, you can visit the mountainous villages of Mariou, Myrthios, Selia and Asomatos , which retain their traditional features and have amazing view to the vast blue of Libyan Sea. You can hike in the gorges of Kotsifos, Kourtaliotis and Mesa Faragi. If you like rock-climbing you can visit also the vertical cliff of Paligremnos where locals say that the legendary hero Digenis Akritas drank water from one of the springs in the region.
Although Plakias is a new village, the area was inhabited at least since Roman times, since the archaeologists have found many ancient objects (and some are considered Minoan). It is believed that Plakias is built at the site of the ancient city Lamon, while some others believe that it’s built in the place of the ancient city Phoenix. Don't forget to visit Aghia Galini village, Aghios Ioannis village, the springs of Spili, and the biggest springs in Crete in Kourtaliotis gorge. Pay a visit also to the numerous isolated or  famous beaches such as , Korakas, Aghia Marina, Souda, Damnoni, Ammoudi,Ligres, Trioptera and Aghios Pavlos.

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