Welcome to Rethymnon, the small Mediterranean town with its Renaissance architecture, Venetian fortress, museums and beaches. We are sure that like thousands of others, you will find so much to enchant you that you will return annually to Rethymnon. As for the surrounding province, the difficulty is in deciding what to visit first. The endless beaches, the monasteries and the churches, the ancient sites or the Venetian and Turkish monuments? The area is rich in characteristic villages and areas of great natural beauty, as well as caves and soaring mountains.
Serifos is an island with a quaint beauty, preserving at the same time the traditional Aegean character. The whole island is a balcony to the northwest all blue and sunny Aegean. It is a true challenge for vacations, new experiences and unforgettably unique moments. It stands on the west part of the Cyclades Islands, 74 nautical miles from Pireus and it has an area of 75 sq.m. What will surprise every visitor is that Serifos has an 84 km coastline and 12 km of those are sandy beaches.
Chania is the second largest town in Crete (50,000 inhabitants) and unquestionably the one which has preserved more of its old character than any other. Around Kasteli and the harbour, many buildings and even entire neighbourhoods from the Venetian and Turkish periods have been preserved in good condition. The new part has been built according to a modern plan with wide streets, parks and fine buildings. Eleftherios Venizelos is particularly honoured here he was born in the village of Mournies near Chania and is buried outside the town, at Akrotiri.
The Cycladic group of islands in the centre of the Aegean Sea is considered to be the most visited islands in all of Greece. These Greek islands, in general, have one thing in common: that is their gorgeous and spectacular beaches that become quite a craze especially during the summer time. People from different countries come to these beaches to relax, enjoy the crystal water and practice water sports under the warm Greek sun.
The beaches of Mykonos, Naxos and Paros especially offer the best water sport activities to its visitors. Windsurfing is a very popular sport in the Greek islands. You will see many athletes engaged in windsurfing, while amateurs can get lessons at the windsurfing clubs on the beaches. Windsurfing is so popular in the Greek islands because they are exposed to winds known as "meltemi," which are north easterly strong winds that blow frequently over Cyclades during the summer season. The winds are warm but sometimes they can get extremely fierce and dangerous. But generally these winds are extremely encouraging for windsurfing on the sea.
If you are at Mykonos Island, you will find that many beaches, especially on the southern side, are well organized and have water sports facilities. The wind that blows over these beaches, especially in the afternoon, is perfect for windsurfing and you can easily rent windsurfing equipment from the clubs at the beach. The island of Naxos Cyclades can be called a heaven for windsurfers. Northern winds blow over the island and thus give the opportunity of windsurfing. There are three popular beaches for wind surfers, Mikri Viglia, Saint. George and Plaka. Surfing conditions are safe and the waters are perfect for windsurfing, kite surfing or other water sports.
Paros Island is renowned all over the world as the best place for windsurfing. It was selected by the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) in 1993 to host the World Cup. Since that time each year, it has been hosting the prestigious World Cup at the New Golden Beach. This is the professional race for windsurfers. But the amateurs and those interested in windsurfing need not worry. There are two notable windsurfing clubs at the beach, both known for their experienced instructors.