Palia Porta B&B & More
What to visit?
Rethymnon is an ideal location as a base to explore the island. We can provide you with detailed routes.
For some excursions like the Samaria Gorge or the Imbros Gorge it is recommended that you use an organised tour. There are several offices that provide this service and we can help you to find the right one.
Sites not to be missed:
- Venetian harbour
- Rimondi fountain
- Historical and Folk Art Museum
- Municipal Park
Monday, Thursday en Saturday are market days
- Monday, behind the DEH building
- Thursday, by the Municipal Park
- Saturday: Koubes, by teh Public Swimming Pool.
For a location map, please click this link.
More information about Rethymnon can be found at www.rethymnon.biz
Crete is still an undiscovered paradise for the cycling fans, especially in spring and autumn, when the temperatures are not too high. We'll be happy to show you some of the routes and give advice when hiring a bicycle.
Knossos, the Minoan Palace
Heraklion, the capital with the archaeological museum
Chania, the former capital:
- The harbour
- The old town
- The leather market
- The market place
Lake Kournas - you can easily combine this with a visit to Argyrouplis, with its waterfalls and trout farm. In ancient times the village was known as Lappa and was an important city-state in Roman times.
Horse riding in Georgoupolis (20min by car from Rethymnon)
Plakias – Spili – Agia Galini en Matala in the South of the island.
Preveli, the monastery and the beach
Agia Triada and Phaistos
An excursion to the vulcanic island Santorini
Armeni (Somatas), nekropolis from the Late-Minoan period.
Giorgoupoli: with a pittoresque little church 'in the sea' and a small pool-complex near the beach; ideal for families with small children.
Spinalonga, the former leper island
Elounda, where ‘Who pays the ferryman?’ was filmed.
You will find a copy of the "Palia Porta Excursion Suggestions" in your apartment.