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Perivolia and Platanias in Rethymno

The long sandy beach of Rethymno city begins just after the Venetian port. The first part of the beach is really good, but soon it became quite mediocre. The beach is about 12 kilometres long.

 

The beginning of the long sandy beach of Perivolia and Platanias. Rethymno. Crete.

The beginning of the long sandy beach of Perivolia and Platanias.

 

 

The palm-fringed seafront road Elefterios Venizelos runs along the first part of the beach, in other words the part that is nice. Along the super-touristy beachfront lies many tavernas, cafés and souvenir shops. One of the restaurants that stand out from the crowd is Restaurant Samaria. The Greeks themselves visit this restaurant and that is a good sign. The food is simple and the prices are good. Samaria is open 24/7.

 

Along the long seafront road, above the beaches of Perivolia and Platanias, are every facility you need.

Along the long seafront road, above the beach, are every facility you need.


The beach after the eastern breakwater is mediocre and stretches on for miles. The beach consists of sand, sometimes mixed with pea-gravel.

Along the beach lies the package resorts of Perivolia and Platanias (or Platanes). The beach is lined with all kind of hotels in different shapes and sizes. The beach is often crowded during the summer and the sunbeds are tightly packed together. Of course, all kind of amenities and water sports are available here. Along the road above the beach there is a plethora of hotels, tavernas, bars, fast-food places, cafés, shops, travel agencies and car rental places.

 

The extremely long beach of Perivolia and Platanias east of Rethymno. Crete.

Part of the extremely long beach of Perivolia and Platanias east of Rethymno.

 

To the right in the picture is the Fortezza (the Venetian Fortress) in Rethymno.

 

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