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Rethymnon - Advice please!

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Rethymnon - Advice please!


My partner and I are looking to go to crete this summer. We've had a look at various places (Platanius etc), and I really like the look of Chania. However Rethymnon has just caught my eye, and I'd like to ask a few questions...

Is there a bus that goes from Rethymnon to Chania in a day? Is it possible to do it in a day? Also we were looking for somewhere not too busy (bearing in mind we live and work in London, UK!!!), do you think it's best to steer clear of Rethymnon in peak season? Just trying to get a good idea of how busy it can get!

Any advice is appreciated :D


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1. Re: Rethymnon - Advice please!

I think you could stay quite happily in either Chania or Rethymnon. Nowhere is going to be exactly quiet at the height of the season, but Rethymnon probably gets fewer tourists than Chania. Both are real working towns where people live all year round. Both are very attractive, though Chania has the edge here, and both have a good choice of eating places and nearby beaches.

There are hourly buses between the two cities, from 6 am to 9 pm, and the journey takes an hour, so whichever one you decide to stay in you will be able to easily visit the other for the day.

Edited: 23 May 2012, 22:54
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Buses to Chania every hour.No problem as a day trip.Most places busy peak season.Lots of relatively empty scenery inland.

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Hi there

To a certain degree, it does depend upon what you wish to do and see whilst on the island, that will dictate where to base yourselves. So, if for example ancient sites ring your bell, then Rethymno is better placed than Chania.

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There are busses every hour to Chania. Choose a destination, hotel or villa near the town and enjoy the central position of Rethymno

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