Outdoor adventures in Rethymno

Outdoor activities and camping in Rethymno, a luxury without excess.

 It has been almost a year since the worldwide onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Hopefully, as we enter 2021, we can all look forward to a healthier and happier New Year! 

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We all definitely reminisce about our period of  "freedom", our commute to work, our activities and work outside home, our walks and excursions to the countryside and beaches either with friends or with our family. Many of us may be dreaming and planning our holidays for the next summer.

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This yearning for going out, away from isolation, away from the house and the noise of city, is a real need to improve our mental health that has been tested in recent months.

  • A variety of natural places in Crete offers endless options for entertaining, including the great enjoyment of the outdoor activities with a focus on your physical and mental well-being.
  • A great way to learn about nature and history of Rethymno is to spend some time in the countryside. It can be an antidote to everyday problems, affecting physical and mental health.
  •  We are encouraging people to go on self-guided hikes, cycling, and walking routes. From the historic center to the outdoors, you can visit exciting places, including those that are off the beaten path. There, you can find peacefulness, seclusion and privacy but you can still take part into activities.

A very simple and economical solution in order to fulfill the dream of holidays and outdoor activities, is camping.

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Connection with nature is the best that can happen to us after our long stay in the house. The choice of an organized campsite as a holiday  solution seems to be the most ideal. Lying down, enjoying the hundreds of stars scattered in the sky, instead of the ceiling of a room, is a unique experience that will definitely give you well-being and a special pleasure.

The benefits that one can derive from the camping experience are a lot and science itself confirms it, too. According to research by the Institute of  Education at the University of Plymouth, camping has beneficial effects on children, both in terms of their school performance and their mental health. They enjoy their connection with nature, they are happier during their holidays, and this way of living provides them with useful skills for life.

Provided that it benefits children so much, we can imagine how much it benefits the adults. We relax and eliminate stress, we "fill" our lungs with fresh air, we improve our physical condition and metabolism, we get closer to our own people, improving the quality of our relationships. These are just some of the many benefits we can get by camping.

It should be noted, that in Greece the legislation prohibits free camping, but there are areas of organized camping where the facilities offered, (toilets, showers, etc.) are worthy of a good hotel.

In the prefecture of Rethymno there are 4 organized campsites: in Misiria, Merona - Amari, Plakias and Agia Galini.