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Beaches

Close to the villa you will find several beaches that you should visit. The closest one is part of the long sandy beach of Rethymno in Skaleta area (around 1.5 km away).

The closest one is part of the long sandy beach of Rethymno in Skaleta area (around 1.5 km away).

The closest beaches to the villa that we suggest you visit are:

- Geropotamos beach (6 km): The beach is named after the homonym river that empties in the east end of the beach. The small beach is sandy and has crystal clear water, which is very cool because of the river, which has water all year round and forms a small deep lake near the shore. It is slightly organized with umbrellas and a canteen that offers refreshments, coffee, water and food supplies. Despite the easy access, it is always quiet and not crowded. However, the orientation of the shore makes it vulnerable to north winds.

- Rethymno beach (12 km):  Is located 500m east of the city centre and it is a beach with golden sand and crystal clear shallow water, very well organized and close to all amenities of the city. It offers numerous beach bars, restaurants and cafes that offer umbrellas with sun beds, showers and changing rooms.  Additionally on Rethymno’s beach you may find water sports facilities. Furthermore, there is a boardwalk which is ideal for afternoon walks by the sea, or simply shopping or dining.

- Panormo beach (10 km): This coastal village offers three beaches : The small beach right in front of the settlement's harbour is sandy and ideal for children due to its shallow waters. It is also organized and protected by winds. The second, main beach is also sandy and wind protected with many sun-beds an umbrellas. Finally, the third beach, to the eastern side of the other two, is a small pebbled cove ideal for seclusion and snorkeling.

- Bali beach (23 km): Nestling in the surrounding mountains of the bay of Bali you will find the coastal village of the same name 34 km east of Rethymno. Visitors may choose from which of the small inlets to enjoy bathing at organised sandy beaches. The area offers a large number of tavernas and shops.

On the South coast of the island you can also discover some of Crete’s most amazing natural beaches such as “Schinaria”, “Damnoni”, “Triopetra”, “Agios Pavlos” and "Preveli". The distance to  the South coast from the villa is about 40 minutes by car and all the above beaches are located near to Plakias village where you can find shops and many taverns.

Crete is a magical island filled with myth and legend, a place to relax the ideal choice for all the family.