Getting Around

The roads in Rethymno are generally good. The E75 highway connects Rethymno with Iraklio and Hania, while coastal communities are accessed via the parallel Old National Rd. Southern-coast driving, meanwhile, means negotiating a maddening warren of tiny roads off the Rethymno–Agia Galini road. The going is scenic but slow here and in other rural areas, such as the Amari Valley and the foothills of Mt Psiloritis. It’s worth investing in a decent map, rather than relying on the basic ones handed out with car rentals. From about April to October, buses link Rethymno with major towns and tourist attractions on a regular basis.