North Coast Beach route
Organized beaches to the northeast
If you are vacationing with your family and have young children, it would be better to choose an organized beach with deck chairs, umbrellas and a lifeguard. The beach of Rethymnon is the one for you. It is a sandy beach running for over 20 Km.,starting just from the historic cente, and its extending to Scaletta, crossing the Pigiano & Adeliano kampo.
If you are into sports, here you will have a chance to play diferent water sports such as racketball, beach volley or rent a sea water sports.
If you keep on going to the east, you will find Panormo, a picturesque fishermen's village that can satisfy all tastes.
A bit farther and at about 34Km. from Rethymnon you will find the Bali village, a very beautiful settlement by the sea with small ports which are ideal for swimming at an organized beach.
Alternatively, you can swim at the beach which starts from Petre River at the Rethymnon-Chania national road and extends to Georgioupoli, at the border with the Prefecture of Chania. In many parts of that area the water is particularly cold because in the sea water springs out coming from the surrounding mountains.