Rethymno is the capital of one of the four prefectures of Crete and is the third largest city in Crete after Heraklion and Chania. Rethymno is considered one of the most popular resorts in Greece, as it has not only the old Venetian town, but is set in beautiful surroundings.
The Rethymnon area includes the mountain area of Psiloritis and is the most mountainous of all the regions of Crete as Psiloritis is the highest peak of the island. This romantic port city , built by the Venetians, has a beautiful promenade with plenty of cafes, restaurants , shops, a preserved old part of town with a attractive pedestrian area. The Rethymnon area has many beautiful beaches. In its northern part is a long sandy beach that stretches from Georgioupolis to Rethymno , and continues past the town and further west. The total length of the beach is 15 km. Beaches are also located in the areas of Panormo and Bali and in the south there is Plakias , Preveli , Damnoni and Agia Galini.Gorgeous mountain views and coast are a big plus in dealing with the acquisition of real estate in the city of Rethymno and its surroundings.