Rethymno has amazing beaches, many of which have been awarded with the Blue Flag (a symbol of quality and safety). Throughout the prefecture of Rethymnon, visitors can find sandy beaches, isolated docks as well as more organized areas to enjoy the crystal clear waters!
The beach of is situated under Geropotamos bridge, in the national road that leads to Heraklio or to Rethymno. The route from Rethymno lasts approximately 25 minutes. It is one of the most beautiful northern beaches in Rethymno. The beach was named after Geropotamos River that falls into the sea in that area. It’s a relatively small but picturesque beach and combines sand and pebbles. The sea is deep and there are no lifeguards. Therefore it is necessary to be careful, especially if the visitor is not an excellent swimmer. Visitors can rent sunbeds and umbrellas and have a meal.
Panormo is a village that flourished the last few years due to tourism and every year accommodates guests from all over the world. Panormo is 25 minutes far from Rethymno and the main road to arrive is the national road towards Heraklio. Panormo has a sandy beach with brown smooth sand and is located in the village area, on the west side of the village. Hotel units that were built adjacent to the beach have helped organizing it and making it popular. The beach has sunbeds and umbrellas for rent and one can visit a tavern to eat. Visitors have the chance to enjoy water sports as well.
The homonymous coastal village Bali whose development is similar to Panormo. It is 10 minutes from the Royal Blue Resort and 35 minutes from Rethymno, following the national road from Heraklio to Rethymno City. It is a summer resort and its beach is always crowded in that period. It is well organized with restaurants, cafe – bars and is full of sunbeds and umbrellas. The beach is in the village area and the sand is smooth and brown. There are some areas, though, that have also stones. In Bali, visitors can enjoy water sports, too.
Rethymno beach is a very well organized, over 20 km long sandy beach, stretching from the city in an easterly direction towards the areas of Perivolia, Missiria, Platanias, Adelianos Kampos and Skaleta. The part of the coast located in the town is very crowded during the summer months, but as long as you drive outside the town it’s a little quieter. In that area visitors have the opportunity to enjoy water sports at certain points along the beach.
The beaches of Episkopi and Petres are quite large and are mainly sandy. One can arrive there using the national road from Heraklion to Chania and the route lasts 40 minutes from Royal Blue Resort. Due to its size, the beach has not been developed along its whole length. Therefore within the areas that are organized, lifeguards have been appointed thanks to hotels or the local municipality, so as to provide safety for the visitors. There are also beach bars or restaurants to eat or drink.
Royal Blue Private Beach – Marine
At the private bay of Sensimar Royal Blue Resort & Spa in Rethymno, Crete, a small, private beach has been created for you, fully equipped to provide you the most relaxing and refreshing moments by the deep blue Cretan Sea. With sunbeds and umbrellas, a wide selection of water sports and a beach bar serving cold drinks and snacks, you can spend your whole day by the beach, without having to move!
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