Rethymno combines rarely united features: the old town's charm and history, with proximity to a long sandy beach. Although it is the third largest town in Crete, Rethymnon never feels like a city as Chania and Heraklion do. Instead, it has a provincial air; it's a place that moves slowly and the most important is that it preserves much of its Venetian and Turkish appearance.
"Before leaving the beach, we should mention that there are other visitors - the turtles. Turtles are regular visitors along the beaches of Rethymno and return between June and August to lay their eggs each year.”