Hiring a boat is an excellent way to explore the 13 km-long coastlines of Rethymno. Rethymno lies between Chania and Heraklion in Crete and is an ideal tourist destination. This beautiful coastal town is full of pristine beaches and archaeological sites, with a private yacht charter you will have an unforgettable cruise. Rehtmyno has a large harbor where you can easily find the ideal catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht or speedboat of your choice. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal boat or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a day trip to Elafonisos or Spinalonga island. With a motorboat you can tour various beaches you desire with ease or cruise to further-reaching destinations such as Milos in a short amount of time. If you book a catamaran you can enjoy a sunset cruise, go swimming and snorkeling in the famous lagoon of Balos or even celebrate a wedding anniversary. Finally, you can hire a luxury sailboat and enjoy a 3-day trip to Santorini at a fair price.
Rethymno or Rethymnon is the third-largest city in Crete and is one of the most popular touristic resorts. The cultural identity of Rethymno has been shaped by Byzantines and Venetians in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Fortezza above the town and the port below are known Venetian landmarks. The medieval Fortezza dominates the heart of Rethymno and is visible from every part of the city, during the earlier years it was used to defend the city from pirate invasions. There are also a plethora of churches and monasteries around the prefecture of Rethymno that have been influenced through the Christian and Byzantine periods. The monastery of Arkadi for example is one of the most important monuments of Greece symbolizing the freedom of Crete from Ottoman rule. Near the monastery, you can visit the Archaeological site of Eleftherna where you can see remains from the Geometrical and Byzantine times. The Museum of Cretan Lyra connects Rethymno with the traditional music of the island. The Lyra is a three-stringed instrument with a vibrant sound, the locals believe it holds secrets from medieval times and Cretans still use it as a medium to express their lives. Besides visiting cultural and historical sites, Rethymno is ideal for endless day and night fun. You can walk along the narrow streets and explore elegant mansions or enjoy the beautiful seafront that is lined up with delicious taverns and cafeterias.
Outside this well-preserved town, you can explore some beautiful villages. The historic settlement of Triopetra for example has some of the best beaches in Greece with excellent taverns and top villas offering panoramic views of the Libyan Sea. Agia Galini and Plakias are also seaside villages with charming harbors and an opportunity to rent a boat in Rethymno for a wonderful cruise with your group. Once you have selected your favorite yacht from the BednBlue platform, you will have an exciting trip ahead of you.
Boat trips from Rethymno can begin by exploring the northern and southern coasts which have plenty of beaches. South of the main town, the most famous beach to tourists is Preveli. A magnificent landscape forms as the river Megalopotamos plunges into the sea forming a beautiful lagoon with crystalline waters. With a speedboat or motorboat, you can also enjoy a cruise along the sandy seashore of Rethymno which extends 20 km long and continues to the east, you will have plenty of amenities for your trip. Hiring a speedboat you can also enjoy a day cruise to the Latzimas caves. The caves are just 16 km east of Rethymno city and are ideal for swimming in complete isolation. With a catamaran excursion, you can visit the famous lagoon of Balos, famous for its turquoise waters and shallow waters. During your trip, you may spot dolphins and catch sight of the old fortress and the wrecked ship. Taking in the glorious sunset of the Cretan sea while sailing, one can also enjoy a day trip to Elafonisos or Spinalonga island.
A Boat trip from Rethymno to Santorini is highly recommended for travelers who want to capture the beauty of the Cyclades. You will have the chance to taste some of the world’s best wine and dock into excellent restaurants. For a 3-day or 4-day trip, you can also visit Milos nearby known for its white-yellow coasts and impressive beaches. Finally, by hiring a sailboat with a skipper you can explore the hidden gems of Crete and visit further-reaching destinations that will offer you the relaxation you’ve always dreamed about.
Below you will find some useful information for your boat rentals in Rethymno.
Marina of Rethymno: Located within the Port of Rethymno on the eastern side and offers a capacity of 164 vessel spaces. There is a maximum depth of 3.5 meters and water supply and fuel are available for all vessels. Within the marina, there is a repair zone for small pots and general maintenance and engine repair provided by individuals. The marina houses a club where different sports activities are held and you can find banks, supermarkets, shops and other entertainment facilities within the urban district.
The distance of Airports to Rethymno:
Chania Airport is 35 km away from Rethymno
Heraklion Airport is 63 km away from Rethymno
Santorini Airport is 145 km away from Rethymno
You can reach Rethymno by boat from Piraeus or drive from Chania to Rethymno.
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