Rethymno ferries connect Crete with Cyclades Islands & Athens with crossings available to Thira, Mykonos, Paros, Tinos & Andros (in Cyclades Islands) & Rafina (in Athens). Rethymno Ferry crossings are operated by Sea Jets & Golden Star Ferries and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 15 ferry crossings weekly.
There are up to 15 ferry crossings weekly from Rethymno with sailing durations starting from 2 hours 25 minutes. Our Rethymno ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Rethymno is a fairly small city on the north coast of the island of Crete, laying to the south of Greece’s mainland. The port is used to connect Crete with the Cyclades Islands, with a 2 hour 15 minute crossing to Thira.
Long, sandy beaches, a picturesque Old Town and beautiful mountainside – Rethymno is unashamedly Greek. Endless resorts exist around Greece, though there aren’t many as alluring as Rethymno; breathtaking ancient architecture graces the centre and crystal blue waters next to golden sands remind you that you’re on an island. The Old Town is a particular highlight - its charm lying in its relative anonymity; the religious buildings and quaint streets stay off the beaten track and have maintained their simplistic values amid the barrage of modern tourism.
The wealth of historical culture suggests that Rethymno is a city designed purely to appeal to history lovers, which was once the case, but the introduction of the university has fuelled life into the city in the form of myriad of vibrant bars, vigorous clubs and enchanting restaurants. After indulging in a long night along the strip of bars and clubs, the luxurious beaches are ideal for basking in the sun and exploring the azure blue waters. Beach clubs line the shoreline, offering food and drink perfect for a refreshing treat.
The bus service in operation is typically very reliable and comfortable, with aircon running through the summer months. Rental car companies are also in high demand, and for quick and convenient transport, taxis are readily available throughout the city.