Geropotamos is located about 18km east of Rethymnon and 3km west of Panormo. The small beach is sandy and has crystal clear water. It is slightly organized with umbrellas and a canteen that offers refreshments, coffee, water and food supplies.
Spilies or “Tou Maliou to Riaki” (i.e. Malios’ stream) is located 4km west of Panormo and 15km east of Rethymnon city, in a fairly secluded area, just a few kilometers east of Skaleta and west of Geropotamos. The beach is formed in a small bay with a pebbly beach and crystal clear deep waters, protected by vertical cliffs. Characteristic of the cove, also called Spilies (i.e. Caves), are the beautiful cave rocks that protect the small beach on the west. Beyond the west and the east end of the beach, there are several caves and rocks with amazing formations.
The seaside resort of Bali is located in a large gulf, 30km east of Rethymno and 43km west of Heraklion. Bali has four beaches, which are formed in sandy coves with nice greenish waters (Livadi, Varkotopos, Limani, Karavostasis). The beaches are almost always calm, since the direction of Bali is western. They all are suitable for children and well organized.
Plakias is a popular tourist resort, located 36km south of Rethymno city, at the exit of a fertile valley surrounded by high mountains and dense olive groves. The main beach starts near the town and extends to the east for 1.3km, up to Cape Mouri. It is a well organized beach, with cool green waters. Along the beach there is a road, ideal for walking or cycling. Along this road there are several restaurants and hotels, while on the beach there are tamarisk trees, umbrellas, water sports, beach volley courts, snack bars, changing rooms, showers, etc.
Agia Galini Beach
Agia Galini is one of the most popular seaside resorts of southern Rethymnon, situated next to the exit of the Amarianos River, 61km south of Rethymno city and 68km southwest of Heraklion. East of the port starts a huge beachfront, which stretches east to Kokkinos Pirgos. The sea in the area is almost always calm. The part of the beach near the port is very well organized and provides all the necessary amenities. It has fine pebbles and cold water.