Christina Hotel

With cracking sea views from its home next to the beach, Christina Hotel has everything you need for a relaxing stay in Rethymno. There are two pools to cool off in – one for the nippers – and there’s a poolside bar for breakfast and daytime snacks. If you’d rather cook for yourself, the shops are just steps away, and the local bars and tavernas are super-close, too, if you prefer to dine out. There’s top entertainment on offer here, including karaoke, barbecues and traditional dancing.

Overview of Rethymno

Between Chania and Heraklion, Rethymno is steeped in history and culture, with Ottoman and Venetian influences throughout the old town. The harbour is the place to be at night, if you’re here to party. Then, of course, there’s the beach. Right in the middle of town, and super-close to Christina Hotel, the sandy beach stretches over six miles and is lined by a picturesque, fun-packed promenade. Boasting richness, natural beauty and varied entertainment, Rethymno is a great spot for your holidays to Crete.

Things to do in Rethymno

During the day, head to beautiful Rethymno Beach, which is lined with shops, bars and tavernas. Explore the old town’s ancient buildings, from the Venetian fortress on the hill to the charming seafood eateries down at The Old Harbour. Come nightfall, tour the old town’s bars or get your party on at the clubs in the harbour. In late summer, the town celebrates its Venetian culture with the Renaissance Festival, which is well worth a look. Rethymno is a simple but stunning town, bursting with old-world charm. There’s culture at every turn, epic beaches and great nightlife. And if you’re staying at the Christina Hotel, you’ll have it all right on your doorstep.

Resort Summary

Located along Crete‘s northern coast, Rethymnon is a charming seaside town that expertly blends the old with the new. Mixed with Renaissance architecture and stone-laden mosques, you’ll find contemporary cuisine and shops throughout the old quarters and along the harbour.

Underneath the watchful eye of the Venetian Fortezza – or castle – you can drift between museums and explore Rethymnon’s colourful past. Or spend a day lounging by the beach, hiking through a steep gorge or sipping coffee underneath 16th-century archways. Rethymnon is an authentic Greek destination, with the vibrancy of a town that’s been thriving for thousands of years.