Rent a car in Rethymno the third largest city of Crete located between Heraklion and Chania. Rethymno combines history with modern life. It is a destination that has it all, amazing beaches, fantastic cuisine, traditional villages and wonderful landscapes. It is located 80km from Heraklion airport which is just over 1 hour of driving or 58 km from Chania airport, a 50 minute drive. When booking a car from Eurodollar you can either choose to meet our representative directly at one of the airports of Crete or we can meet you in Rethymno directly. In any case rent a car in order to explore Rethymno and its beauty.
When booking your car, you can choose the pick up and drop off location that suits you the most. With more than 10 meeting points around the city it cannot get any easier for you to rent a car. Around the area of Rethymno we can arrange to meet you either at Rethymno Port, Rethymno city Centre or you could choose from our wide selection of the most popular areas. Such as: Bali, Georgiopolis, Kavros, Panormo, Platanias, Scaleta. Please note that the delivery is subject to a delivery fee depending on the location. It is up to you to choose which meeting point is best for you. Don’t forget to include the hotel you will be staying at the comment area while making your reservation and we will arrange for our representative to meet you there.
is the largest beach of Crete 12 km long. Along the beach you will find restaurants and cafes.
You can choose to try the water sports or relax and enjoy the sandy beach. It is easily accessible and you can park along the beach.
is located 30km south of Rethymno. It is a very popular destination, the sandy beach is 1300 meters long.
There are also some smaller beaches within a small driving distance such as Damnoni, Souda, Ammoudi, Scinaria.
While driving towards that side you will pass through the magnificent gorges of Kourtaliotis and Kotsifos where
you can find parking areas to stop and enjoy the amazing views.
is located 52 km south of Rethymno and is an exotic looking beach ideal for nature lovers.
is located 43 km southwest of Rethymno. It is a beautiful beach with soft sand and crystal clear waters.
is located 35 km south of Rethymno. There is a river formed there and a beautiful palm forest that leads to
the sandy beach. To get there drive towards Preveli Monastery after about 1.5km you will reach Kato Monastiri where
you can park the car at the parking area and take the path that leads to the beach.
At the port near the Fortress, at the marina and at the parking area near the public garden in the city center. You can generally find parking spots all over the city. The old town streets are allowed to pedestrians only therefore you would have to park around the old town.
There are no self-service gas stations in Rethymno, consequently you will have to make sure you have refueled your vehicle within the working hours of the gas stations which are 07:00am until 21:00.
One way streets
Rethymno has many one way streets where all vehicles move in one direction. Please drive carefully and check that you are driving on the right side of the road and on the correct direction. For example Moatsou street and Koundourioti avenue are one way streets.
Must visit places
The Venetian castle of Fortezza
It is a unique monument in the heart of the city and is regarded as a landmark of Rethymno. Opening hours from 08:00 until 19:00. You can park nearby at Rethymno Port, a 2 minute walking distance.
The old city of Rethymno is a mixture of eastern Turkish elements with the Venetian architecture of the Renaissance. While walking around the narrow roads, search for the Rimondi fountain. It can be found in the centre of the city at Petychaki square. It was built in 1626. The water runs from three lion heads into three basins.
The Monastery of Arkadi
It is one of the most important and historic monasteries of Crete. It is located 23 km away from the city of Rethymno. It was established during the 5th century. UNESCO has recognized the monastery as a European Monument of Freedom because of this event.
The most exciting trips around Rethymno
Rethymno is an ideal destination for all ages. There are many activities you could
choose from, such as food and wine tasting, scuba diving, hiking and exploring caves. Some trips we recommend
you to drive to are:
Argyroupoli village is located 21 km away from Rethymnon town. It is
a traditional village very famous for its springs. It has small waterfalls and small springs. There are a
lot of restaurants serving very tasty traditional food.
Margarites village is located 27 km from Rethymno town. It is a
traditional village known for its pottery centre. It is well worth the visit, you can take pottery classes
and buy traditional souvenirs.