at 48.2km (E) from Marathakis Apartments
In winter the town of Rethymno lives in the rhythm of Carnival. Here, the grandest carnival on the island of Crete is organised. Apart from the great parade on Shrove Sunday, a large number of activities complete the framework of the Carnival festivities. The locals devotedly and cheerfully prepare for this season with creativity, they sacrifice their spare time and become young again while rejoicing and celebrating parties almost on a daily basis. More than 4,000 people have worked feverishly for months in order to present their masks and carriages on the great Carnival parade…The following day, on Shrove Monday people from the countryside play a leading part in the festivities. Unique traditions are revived in the villages and everybody is invited to participate in games, street performances and satires as for example “the kidnapping of the bride”, the “Cadi”, the “smudging of people”. These performances in combination with good wine and the music of the lyre are a successful formula for a unique experience. Links: www.carnivalrethymno.com
at 48.4km (E) from Marathakis Apartments
These apartments are ideal for exploring Rethymnon old town with its charming Venetian buildings, the old Fortezza Fortress, museums or enjoying the clean sandy beach with its numerous beach sports. This is a modern, family-owned and operated hotel, with spacious accommodation. You will be in a convenient location, 100 metres from the beach. The hotel offers a swimming pool, a pool for children and an internet cafe bar, which is open around the clock. You can also enjoy a snack and a cool drink at our snack bar and cocktail bar. As for dining, you have a large choice of traditional Cretan restaurants and taverns, offering you efficient service and fine food. Hotel Rooms: 33
at 48.9km (SE) from Marathakis Apartments
The site was first discovered by a teacher who noticed that two pupils were playing football using a minoan vase as a ball!. He mentioned the fact to the authorities and the excavations that followed unearthed about 300 tombs of the Late Minoan III period (1450-1100 BC). As the tombs had not been yet looted, the archaeologists found significant treasures like vases, weapons, statuettes, jewels etc. It is obvious that such a big cemetery should belong to a big city which, despite the extended investigations of the archaeologists, has not been discovered yet.
at 49.4km (SE) from Marathakis Apartments
At the beautiful small village of Kanevos on the road from Rethimno to Plakias, a little before the imposing gorge of Kotsifos you will find Iliomanolis tavern. Mrs Maria an experienced cook, will offer you her best specialties made with fresh pure Cretan products, and your lunch, breakfast or dinner will be one of the most pleasant experiences in Crete.
at 49.4km (E) from Marathakis Apartments
On Rethymnon coast, where the sea touches a long sandy beach, there is the Batis Hotel, a charming beach hotel of furnished apartments so comfortable as a modern house. Every apartment of one or two rooms includes a kitchenette, a refrigerator, a living area, satellite TV, internet, air-conditioning, safe box, radio, hair dryer, a telephone with direct connection and a table with chairs. The center of picturesque Rethymnon with its mazy streets, where medieval buildings coexist with our times, lies at a short distance.
at 49.9km (SE) from Marathakis Apartments
The tavern is built by the sea at the small cove of Souda on the west of Plakias. Made from wood and stones this traditional tavern fits harmonically to the wonderful yet unspoiled environment. The menu has cretan specialties, salads, roast meat and fresh fish.