If you are looking for a place for your fall getaways then the city of Rethymno is the ideal place. With average temperature at 20ο C, sunshine more than 6 hours per day and sea temperature at 23ο C this city makes for the perfect fall destination.
It combines all those elements that someone can seek for memorable vacation at a safe and family - friendly environment, according to the strict sanitary protocols.
Many boutique hotels in the Οld Town that incorporate local features, which are especially attractive to visitors, remain open throughout the year. That means a getaway to the entire region.
These include Avli, Civitas Boutique Hotel, Veneto, Pepi Studio, to name but a few.
Sun, sea, mountains, picturesque villages and numerous archaeological areas are some of these. Even those who look for adventure and adrenaline, they will find out their favorite activities in Rethymno.
In the city of Rethymno the visitor can tour the labyrinthine, small and beautiful alleys, full of colors and colorful flowers, which make up the Old Town and at the same time make a throwback by visiting the citadel Fortezza and the various museums that exist.
At the restaurants and taverns of Rethymno together with the mainland you will have the opportunity to experience the world famous Cretan Diet. Olive oil, wine, wheat, honey, milk, cheese, meat, green vegetables – the ingredients used in Cretan cuisine are plain, clear and, above all, genuine and natural. You should try original cretan regional recipies such as fried snails (boubourista), “apaki” (smoked pork), lamb cooked as “tsigariasto” or “antikristo” and “gamopilafo” (traditional Cretan pilaff) along with an award-winning wine list for an unforgettable tasteful experience. You can dine outdoors ,according to the strict sanitary rules, and most of the restaurants have fully-digital menus.
Visiting Rethymno during fall enables visitors to experience the local delicacies and at the same time buy some of the most exquisite handicrafts and go shopping for local products.
Rethymno and its multicultural historic beauty offers several natural and archaeological attractions which you can visit by taking advantage of the nice weather conditions..
Rethymno is a popular destination for ecological tourism and many of the activities and travel opportunities are offered to discover not only its Old Town but also its diverse landscape.
During Fall there is a sip of fresh air, and fall colors all over - brown, orange, and red- that are popping up everywhere. You can admire them and discover inland secrets together with the wide variety of flora and fauna by visiting picturesque mountainous villages, gorges or you can participate in walking or cycling tours which are full of whispers of the ancients, while adventure lovers can try climbing or take riding lessons. At this time we are also going through the olive growing season where you can see and participate in the oil production process .
Thanks to the warm and sunny autumn weather, the numerous beaches with clear and crystal clear waters, the longest of which is 12 km long, are an excellent choice for walking, horseback riding or a refreshing dip.