Silversea Luxury Cruises A Rethymnon (Island of Crete)

A romantic arrival below honey-coloured Venetian fortifications welcomes you to the historic heart of Rethymnon. Sandwiched between the sprawling city of Heraklion and the pretty old town of Chania Rethymnon offers history and gorgeous swathes of wide sandy beaches. Delve into the area's heritage beauty and mythology - surrounded by legendary caves where Zeus is said to have lived monasteries that perch on mountain slopes and gorges that slice through dramatic island scenery. View more

Hours slide past at the beautiful Venetian harbour where coffee cups are cradled and conversations linger in the sun as occasional fishing boats bob by. Rethymnon is one of Crete’s prettiest places and wandering the old town soaking in the charm is a day well spent. Stop off at ivy-tangled cafes in hidden courtyards and admire colourful ornate doorways. Wander to the sparkling water of Rimondi fountain which has quenched the thirst of locals since 1626. To the east Rethymno Beach unravels with well-maintained facilities and plenty of room to relax or swim in the warm Aegean’s embrace. Episkopi Beach is another leisurely option unwinding to the west. Outside of Rethymnon farms cultivate olives and grapes on the sunned slopes - best enjoyed with freshly baked bread and a selection of sheep’s cheese. A splash of local raki – a moreish brandy shot - will also go down a treat. Or dig deep into Crete’s rich archaeological past and Minoan history at Knossos’s ancient city and the world-class Heraklion’s Archaeological Museum.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.