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Petres beach


Petres beach (i.e. Stones) is located 13km west of Rethymno town.
It is named after the imposing Petres Gorge.
The sandy beach with the rock formations in the sea, is just off the road between Rethymno and Georgioupolis, under the Petres bridge and is preferred mostly by locals.


Access By: Car/Bus Beach Type: Sand
Depth: Normal Temperature: Warm
Organised: Yes Natural Shade: Little
Crowded: Normal/busy Windy: Yes


Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, changing rooms, diving center, cafe, snack, restaurants, tavernas, accommodation.


The rocky seabed is ideal for fishing and snorkeling.
As all northern beaches, Petres is open to the winds and as a result the sea is mostly wavy.

How to reach Petres

You can reach Petres beach by frequent public buses from Rethymno and Chania.
If you choose to drive, follow the New National Road (E75) connecting Rethymno and Chania, which runs parallel to the beach.

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