Discover the ancient city of Eleftherna, which was founded by the Dorians around the 9th century BC. Also called Apollonia, it was an ancient city-state in Crete, Greece, which lies 25 km southeast of Rethymno. Prepare to take a trip to the time of the First Cretan War (205 BC - 200 BC), when the Cretan cities fought against each other. If you’re looking to fully immerse yourself in antiquity, don’t forget to visit the nearby imposing Archaeological Museum, a highlight activity in Rethymno for history-loving families with children.
Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and the laid-back charm of Plakias, Beach Crete. Book your accommodation at Alianthos Garden Hotel and use it as an ideal base for daily excursions, extreme activities, and an ultimate taste of the Cretan grandeur.