Rethymnon Central Crete

  • Map of Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
  • Donkey in Rethymnon, Crete
  • Arka Church in Rethymnon, Crete
  • Village area of Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
  • Rethymnon Harbour, Crete, Greece

Rethymnon represents a place of contrasts, boasting a long and remarkable history as well as untouched places of natural beauty and living traditions. The prefecture of Rethymnon is bordered by both Heraklion and Chania. The city of Rethymnon is a vibrant university town, and this is reflected in the craft shops, cafés, and inviting stylish bars that seem to be around every corner. The wonderful Old Town, huddles beneath the imposing walls of the Venetian Forteza, the Turks left behind their legacy of the Mosque of Nerantzies and minaret in the old town and there are several other mosques still there today. Hearty traditional food and live Cretan music can be found in many of the small tavernas in the winding lanes of the Old town. Rethymnon's deep history is visible everywhere.

Away from the city you can explore the Amari Valley, the foothills of Psiloritis and the historic monastery of Arkadi. Villages such as Spili and the unique unspoilt beauty of Preveli can be found near the south coast along with the coastal resorts of Plakias and Agia Galini. On the north coast, the long sandy beaches to the east (Platanes) and west of the city attract many visitors in the summer and can get very busy and very touristic, but the areas a little inland can still provide a relaxing and peaceful option, even in peak season. Rethymnon also hosts one of the largest Apokreas (Mardi Gras) carnival in Greece second to Patras in February , when the town erupts in a flurry of costumes, reminiscent of Venice and there is much celebrating .

Enagron Eco Tourism Traditional Houses ENA01

Situated in its own grounds, and covering an area of more than 50.000 m2. Abundant with olive groves, vineyards, vegetable gardens, fruit trees and the wild flora of Crete, the Enagron offers a unique insight into the traditions and farming methods, culture and cuisine of Crete. Situated at an altitude of around 500 m, just above the springs of Mylopotamos, the river that gave its name to the region, is the village of Axos, at the foothills of Mount Psiloritis.

The public areas (restaurant - taverna, traditional kafeneio, lounge, bar, and open covered areas) give our guests the possibility to enjoy some company away from their own apartment. It is, however, the natural beauty and the magnificent landscape that will make your stay an unforgettable experience.

Guests are welcome to learn cooking techniques and to observe or get involved with the farming and harvesting, or even raki making in season. With farm animals and birds on a living farm for the younger guests and a small playground, it is also an ideal and educational place for families.

Activities offered at Enagron Eco Houses

There are activities all around the year within or outside the farm.

  1. Activities that are related to various products and to the seasons of the year, such as the distillation of raki, wine and olive oil tasting, cheese-making, grape-harvest etc.
  2. Cretan diet and nutrition, presentations of the Cretan nutritional model, cooking, baking, bread baking courses, etc.
  3. Hiking, or exploring nature on donkey-back or with mountain bikes.
  4. Botanic walks – acquaintance with the approximately forty herbs that grow in the region and with the wild Cretan flora.
  5. Visits of natural or historical monuments of the region, such as Byzantine churches, antiquities, monasteries, caves, stone huts on Mount Psiloritis etc.
  6. Acquaintance with the history, the tradition and the habitants of the region.
  7. Cultural events, exhibitions, concerts

Accommodation Details

The 32 apartments, ranging in size from 35 m2 to 80 m2, are distributed over 12 independent buildings and can accommodate from 2 to 6 people. The apartments are fully furnished and stylishly decorated, equipped with all amenities (central heating, air-conditioning and fireplace) to make your stay comfortable and pleasant throughout the year.

Regular Studio for 1 - 3 people
35m2 - Max 2 adults + 1 child
Large Studio for 1 - 3 people
45m2 - Max 2 adults + 1 child
2 Room Apartment for 1 - 4 people
55m2 - Max 4 adults
2 Room Apartment
2 Bedroom Apartment (Regular) for 1 - 5 people
75m2 - Max 4-5 Adults
2 Bedroom Apartment
2 Bedroom Apartment (Large) for 2 - 6 people
75m2 - Max 5-6 Adults
2 Bedroom Apartment

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