Petradi Beach

The Petradi Beach is particularly popular with couples. It has a distinctly romantic feel thanks to its double daybeds on the beach and sea-view restaurant.

The swimming pool is a popular spot for relaxing. It looks out over the beach and there are sunbeds at the water’s edge. You can also opt for a day on the sand, which is just a few steps away. When you need refreshments, there’s a bar by the poolside and a chill-out terrace with oversized bean bags.

The hotel’s restaurant is in an al fresco a la carte spot. The menu features Mediterranean dishes and Cretan specialities.

Overview of Rethymnon

A holiday to Rethymnon is ideal if you can’t choose between a city break and a beach holiday. In front of the Petradi Beach, there’s more than 12 kilometres of sand to unwind on, as well as a bar-lined promenade and a harbour full of upmarket restaurants.

But there’s another side to this beautiful resort. When you choose Rethymnon for your holiday to Crete, expect to discover old-world monuments including a fortress, a mosque and plenty of Renaissance buildings.

Things to do in Rethymnon

As its name suggests, the Petradi Beach is right on Rethymnon’s huge stretch of sand. The picturesque old town is a pleasant 20-minute walk away. It’s steeped in Venetian and Ottoman architecture that reveals Crete’s storied past.

Two main highlights are the Venetian harbour and the columns of the Rimondi Fountain. Undoubtedly though, the fortress is the most famous sight in Rethymnon. Climb to the top of the hill and you’ll be greeted by the finest views on the island.

With a laid-back harbour area and natural beauty of mountainous proportions, you’ll experience Crete at its finest in Rethymnon.

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.