Rent a Car Rethymno
Car Rental Rethymnon Crete
The third-largest town on the island of Crete, Rethymno (also written as Rethymnon) resembles more of a laid-back provincial town rather than a big bustling city. For this and many other reasons, Rethymno is a top choice among tourists who choose to visit the town by car rental Rethymnon Crete.
Rethymno is the capital of the regional unit of the same name. Like most major cities of Crete, it is located in the northern part of the island overlooking the beautiful blue Aegean Sea. Built originally during the Minoan civilisation, it was known in ancient times as Rithymna or Rithymnia. The town has over the years been conquered by Venetians and Ottomans – both of whom have left their cultural mark on the town. The Battle of Crete against the Germans was also partially held in Rethymno and is known as the Battle of Rethymno.
Getting to Rethymno by car is an easy task, particularly if you choose to rent a car in Rethymno. The town itself is nearly equidistant from both major airports (Heraklion and Chania), so you can conveniently drive to or from either one within an hour and ten minutes.
Places to Visit with Car Hire Rethymnon Crete from Car Hellas
Once you visit Rethymno with your Rethymno car hire, you will be amazed at the picturesque waterfront, the colourful buildings and romantic narrow streets this historic town is renowned for. But there is much more to see and do:
• Historical Sights and Museums
Rethymno has been deeply influenced by Venetian architecture, with its Old Harbour being one of the most prominent hallmarks of that era. Walk along it to marvel at the Venetian Lighthouse, or take a stroll towards the centre of town where the Rimondi Fountain is situated. In the opposite direction towards the north, you will find the imposing Fortezza Castle, which you can also access by Rethymno car rental to a point. There are also two historically significant mosques in the area, too – the Veli Pasha Mosque and the Nerantze Mosque. Museums worth visiting include the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, the Historical Folklore Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Municipal Art Gallery and the Marine Life Museum.
• Rethymno Beach
A holiday in Rethymno is vastly incomplete without a visit to the local beaches. Rethymno’s own beach is long and sandy, sprinkled with sunbeds and parasols as offered by the local cafés and beach-bars, so do expect to be charged to use them. To explore more than just one beach in Rethymno, take your Rethymnon car rental and drive towards the beaches of Platanes and Adelianos Kampos to the east, or Koumpes and Petres to the west.
• Travelling Beyond Rethymno with your Rent a Car Rethymnon
If you’re the adventurous type, why stay within the borders of Rethymno? There are so many other fascinating places to visit, most of which are directly and easily accessible with a cheap car hire in Rethymno. For magnificent sea vistas, drive uphill to Agia Irini Church and Agia Irini Monastery. Another interesting and historical monastery is Arkadi Monastery, only 28km south-east of Rethymno. For a relaxing day trip in nature, venture westward to Lake Kournas or south-east to Mili Gorge. Lastly, to immerse yourself in Cretan country life away from the tourist crowds, visit the villages of Panormo, Margarites, Melidoni, Axos, Anogia and the villages of Amari that sit on the slopes of Mt Psiloritis.
Book your Rethymno Rent a Car
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