Renting a catamaran is a fantastic way to discover the hidden beautιies of Rethymno, the third most populated city of Crete, right after Heraklion and Chania. The picturesque town of Rethymno is filled with alleys, historical sights, and a busy harbor for you to enjoy day trips around Crete. By renting a catamaran, you can explore all the beaches of the prefecture, some of which are difficult to reach by car. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal catamaran, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a catamaran with a skipper, or without one if you have a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Chania. You also have the option to rent a catamaran and enjoy a half-day trip to Spinalonga Island or Balos Beach, near Kissamos. With a catamaran charter, you may enjoy a sunset cruise, throw a birthday party, or celebrate your wedding anniversary. Finally, you can hire a luxury catamaran and visit further destinations, such as Milos and Santorini, for as many days as you please.
Rethymno or Rethymnon is the third-largest city in Crete and 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 medieval Fortezza dominates the heart of Rethymno and is visible from every part of the city. It was used to defend the city from pirate invasions during the earlier days. There are also a plethora of churches and monasteries around the prefecture of Rethymno. The monastery of Arkadi, for example, is one of the most important monuments of Greece, symbolizing the freedom of Crete from the Ottoman rule. Before you begin your catamaran tour in Rethymno, you can visit several sights. Near the monastery, you can stop to see the Archaeological site of Eleftherna, featuring remains from the Geometrical and Byzantine periods. 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, and the locals believe it holds secrets from medieval times, so Cretans still use it as a medium to express their daily 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. Agia Galini and Plakias are also seaside villages with charming harbors. Guests can seize the opportunity to rent a sailboat in Rethymno for a wonderful cruise with their group. Once you have selected your favorite catamaran from the BednBlue platform, you will surely have an exciting trip ahead of you.
A catamaran excursion in Rethymno can begin by exploring the northern and southern coasts. 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. You can also enjoy a cruise along the sandy seashore of Rethymno, which extends 20 km long and continues to the east. The famous lagoon of Balos is known for its shallow and turquoise waters, making a catamaran is the best vessel for you to swim and snorkel all day. During your trip, you may spot dolphins and catch sight of the old fortress and the wrecked ship. A sunset cruise in Rethymno will allow guests to take in a completely new experience, with the perfect amenities and refreshments on board.
A catamaran charter in Rethymno may be combined with a trip to Santorini. You will have the chance to taste some of the world’s best wine and dock in excellent restaurants. If you have more time, you can also stop by Milos, known for its white-yellow coasts and impressive beaches. Finally, by hiring a luxury catamaran with a captain for a week or two, you can explore the hidden gems of Crete. This will be a fabulous adventure that you can cherish with your family and friends forever.
Below you will find some useful information regarding your catamaran hire in Rethymno.
Marina of Rethymno: Located within the Port of Rethymno on the eastern side. It offers a capacity of 164 vessel spaces. There is a maximum depth of 3.5 meters, 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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