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Rethymnon beach

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Beach description

The golden sands and crystal clear shallow waters of Rethymno city’s beach, located a mere 500m east of the city’s core and adjacent to the Venetian port, are truly captivating. The well-organized beach is conveniently located near the city’s amenities and is the westernmost edge of Rethymno Bay’s 13km beachfront that extends eastwards to Skaleta. Despite being constantly bustling with activity, the expansive beach never feels excessively crowded. The city’s seafront road, Eleftheriou Venizelou Str., which runs parallel to the beach, provides an idyllic setting for evening strolls.

The beach offers numerous services including umbrellas, lifeguards, beach bars, showers, changing rooms, and water sports. A noteworthy fact about this beach is the presence of the loggerhead sea turtle (Carretta carretta) that nests here. Therefore, don’t be surprised to encounter roped-off areas; these are spots where eggs have been discovered and are safeguarded from swimmers. With over 400 nests annually, Rethymno Gulf ranks among Greece’s three most significant loggerhead sea turtle nesting sites.


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Most frequent asked questions

What is Rethymnon beach?

Rethymnon beach is a popular beach located in the city of Rethymnon on the island of Crete, Greece.

What is the length of Rethymnon beach?

The length of Rethymnon beach is approximately 12 kilometers.

Is Rethymnon beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Rethymnon beach is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and clean.

Are there any water sports available at Rethymnon beach?

Yes, there are various water sports available at Rethymnon beach, including jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides.

Is Rethymnon beach family-friendly?

Yes, Rethymnon beach is family-friendly. There are plenty of activities for children, such as playgrounds and water parks.

Is there a promenade at Rethymnon beach?

Yes, there is a promenade at Rethymnon beach. It is lined with restaurants, cafes, and shops.

Is Rethymnon beach accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, Rethymnon beach is accessible for people with disabilities. There are ramps and special facilities available.

Is there a nightlife scene at Rethymnon beach?

Yes, there is a nightlife scene at Rethymnon beach. There are many bars and clubs in the area.

Is Rethymnon beach crowded during peak season?

Yes, Rethymnon beach can be crowded during peak season. It is recommended to arrive early to secure a spot on the Rethymnon beach.

What is the water colour of the Rethymnon beach?

The water colour of the Rethymnon beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Rethymnon beach?

The Rethymnon beach has sand.

How deep is the water at the Rethymnon beach?

The water at the Rethymnon beach is shallow.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Rethymnon beach?

The sea surface at the Rethymnon beach is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Rethymnon beach?

The Rethymnon beach usually has normal crowds.

What facilities are available at the Rethymnon beach?

The Rethymnon beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, sports, lifeguard, showers, and a Blue Flag.

What are the access options for the Rethymnon beach?

The Rethymnon beach can be accessed by bus services, paved road, and is handicap friendly.

Is there any other important information about the Rethymnon beach?

Yes, the Rethymnon beach is a seaturtle nesting point.

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