The Ibiscos has a self-catering set-up, so each apartment and studio comes with a kitchenette.

The pool is edged by trees and there’s a mushroom-shaped fountain in the middle. It’s also right next to a bar, so you won’t have far to move from your lounger when you need refreshment. A separate pool is also marked out for lane swimming and children have their own place to paddle.

When you don’t fancy cooking, you can fuel up for the day at the breakfast buffet in the hotel’s restaurant, where you’ll enjoy cooked dishes and freshly squeezed juices. At dinnertime, Mediterranean and Greek fare is made from traditional recipes.

Overview of Rethymnon

When you head to Rethymnon on your holiday to Crete, you’ll be greeted by kilometre after kilometre of white, sandy beach. Days at the Ibiscos aren’t all about lounging on the sand, though – there’s plenty to keep active travellers busy.

Rethymnon has a lovely mix of old and new. While the stunning harbour is modern and luxurious, the old town has Renaissance buildings and influences that go back for centuries. If you tour the maze-like streets, you’ll discover a huge fortress, churches, mosques and mansions.

Things to do in Rethymnon

At the Ibiscos, you’re only a short walk away from a sandy Blue Flag beach. There’s a 12-kilometre-long sweep of sand down on the front, so there’s plenty of places for you to pop your towel down and work on your tan. The area’s also loaded with water sports, so you can get your heart-rate pumping.

The centre of Rethymnon is only a 10-minute walk along the coastline. In the old town, you’ll discover Venetian and Ottoman architecture. With a Venetian harbour, authentic tavernas and weekly markets, the old town is also Rethymnon’s busiest district.

For an adventure, head to the Venetian Fortezza where you’ll get incredible views all the way out to sea. With seaside charm, a stunning old town and a long, sandy shoreline, Rethymnon is an idyllic destination packed with things to see and do.

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.