Athens, the capital of Greece, is situated 190 miles (306 kilometers) north of Rethimnon, while Heraklion is 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the east.
The Rethimnon Town Hall is a good spot to check out while you are in Rethimnon. Another interesting spot is the Kara Mousha Pasha Mosque.
Vacationing in just one place, no matter how popular, can only ever give you a narrow window into the broader cultural and natural fabric of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to tour Crete Island's other cities, attractions and landscapes. Maheri, lays 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east, and Aptera can be found 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east.
Around 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west of Rethimnon is Khania, an important regional city and the home of Agioi Apostoloi, Katholiko Monastery and Agia Marina Beach. Mosque of the Janisarries, Khania Lighthouse and Khania Archaeological Museum are other attractions here that should be on everyone's to-do list.
Visitors seeking out quiet places to learn more about local spiritual beliefs, will love visiting the area's churches. On a fine day, take the time to experience Crete Island's open-air museums.
Get some down time upon the water with a spot of snorkeling or wind surfing. There are some cool ways for thrill seekers to get active in the outdoors around Rethimnon. Bungee jumping and hiking are just two ways thrill seekers here can get their thrills.
As the sun sets on your adventures, spend your last euros on last-minute keepsakes and bid a fond Yiá sou (farewell) to the friends you've made and the places you've enjoyed.