Department of Philology University of Crete, Greece
The 4th Crete Summer School of Linguistics
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Crete offers a great range of activities, including water sports, biking, hiking, climbing, and many places that one can visit, including archaeological sites, monasteries and monuments, among others. You can find general information here.
Activities in Crete
Biking / Climbing
A full range of organised activities is proposed in this link (as well as in other links you can find on the web).
Psiloritis mountain and Lefka Ori (White Mountains) offer a great experience for hiking.
If you are interested in climbing, some suggestions for the region of Rethymnon can be found here.
The Samaria gorge is one of the most famous European gorges, so if you have time and you like hiking, you should explore it.
The Minoan palace of Phaistos, located 78 km from Rethymnon. If you go to Phaistos, you may want to visit the nearby Matala beach. It is a beach with many caves, made famous in the late 60's and 70's because hippies used to live there.
Ancient Eleftherna, a prominent ancient city-state of Crete, inhabited around 2000BC, located 27km outside the city of Rethymnon.
Chania is a very popular destination in Crete due to its well preserved old town, its Venetian harbour and its architecture. For more information visit this link.
Episkopi beach is located 14 km west of Rethymnon. You can reach it by inter-city bus.
Geropotamos beach is located 18 km east of Rethymnon. You can reach it by inter-city bus.
Beaches south of Rethymnon
In the south of Rethymnon, you can enjoy a view of rocky mountains with sandy beaches. Below are listed some of the most well known beaches south of Rethymnon, but wherever you go, it will be a very nice experience.