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The pretty little countryside village of Prines is set amid tranquil olive grove surroundings. The ideal location for an authentic Greek holiday, this traditional village is conveniently located close to Rethymno, and a wonderful variety of small bays and coves are also nearby.

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Shopping and facilities in the area of Prines

Shopping facilities:

General services

Petrol station

Food shopping

Butcher, Mini market
Information updated 06 Nov 2013

Nightlife in the area of Prines

Evenings in the pretty countryside village of Prines are very quiet, but the busy and bustling bars and restaurants of Rethymno can be reached in under 10 minutes drive. The nearby village of Astipopoulo also has a good selection of local restaurants.
Information updated 06 Nov 2013

Dining in the area of Prines

Restaurant types

Family friendly, Local/Traditional
Information updated 06 Nov 2013

Shopping and facilities in the area of Atsipopoulo

Shopping facilities:

General services

Internet cafe, ATM's, Banks, Petrol station

Food shopping

Baker, Butcher, Mini market, Supermarket, Patisserie

Beauty treatments

Hairdresser
Information updated 06 Feb 2014

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The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

Out and about

Out and About in Prines


Excursions and Places of interest

Vineyards

Dourakis Winery can be found in between Rethymno and Chania near to the village of Alikambos – providing wine tasting and tours of the vineyards.

Cruises

Various boat excursions can be taken from Rethymno's town harbour which explore Crete's northern coastline.

Local sporting events

Various sporting events such as Basketball and Volleyball are held throughout the year in Reythmno’s “Melina Mercouri Sport Stadium”, which is set behind the Fortezza in Rethymno Town.

Natural areas of beauty

Head south into the hills and mountains from Rethymno and you’ll be transported into Crete’s natural beauty.

Samaria Gorge is one of Greece’s most well-known areas of Natural Beauty, which can be found near the southern part of the island to the south of Chania.

Gramouvsa is a small island off the north-west coast of Crete and is one of Crete’s hidden gems – access is easiest via a boat from Kissamos Kastelli Port.

Botanical gardens

The Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete, can be found 18 kilometres south from Chania Town, near to the village of Fournes. Set within 20 hectares of grounds, the Park and Gardens host a variety of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal, and ornamental plants.

Attraction parks

Aquaworld Aquariumin Hersonissos and Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos in Heraklion. Aquaworld is Crete’s first aquarium, opening in 1995. Both aquariums feature sea life and reptiles from all over the world, and the majority of these animals were rescued or previously injured and have been given a second chance with a new home.

Water Parks

Watercity, Crete’s main waterpark, can be found 15km on the eastern side of Heraklion and hosts a variety of water slides and pools, along with various other restaurant / bar facilities.

Limnoupolis waterpark, can be found 10km south-east from Chania, near to the village of Varipetro and offers a variety of pools and waterslides, along with snack bars and a restaurant.

Other excursions

The Palace of Knossos is situated 5km southeast of Heraklion. Knossos was the first capital city of Crete and this monument is the most important on the whole island. The Palace of Knossos is also connected to several thrilling legends, including the myth of the Labyrinth, Daidalos and Ikaros and the Minotaur. This amazing historical site is definitely worth the visit and you won’t be disappointed.

The old town

Rethymno has a wonderfully historic old town made up of tiny winding, cobbled streets, whereby many traditional, chic, boutique and cloth shops can be found, along with many cafés and small eateries. Part of the old town is based around a lovely Venetian harbour area, offering a host of waterside tavernas and cafés.

Museums

Various Museums can be found around Rethymno town, displaying all types of artefacts: Paleontogical Museum, The Archaelogical Museum, The Folklore Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Centre of Cretan Popular Art, Ecclesiastical Museum.

Churches / Cathedrals

There are many churches and cathedrals throughout the town of Rethymno, most of which can be visited (albeit some at specific times), the larger and more popular churches visited are: the Cathedral in Mitropolis Square, The Church of the Four Martyrs and the Neratze Mosque and Minaret.

Slightly further afield, but all within a 30 minute drive of Rethymno Town are a selection of fabulous Monasteries which be explored and enjoyed: Nunnery of Agia Irini, Arkadi Monastery, Monastery of Bali, Preveli Monastery, Monastery of Prophet Ilias, Arsani Monastery.

War memorials

The British and Commonwealth War Cemetery is located in Souda Bay, 5km east of Chania.

The German War Cemetery is found the hills over-looking Maleme airfield, located 20km to the west of Chania.

National parks

The White Mountains National Park is centred around the Samaria Gorge, the longest gorge in Europe (16km in length). Various excursions can be booked from most large towns and resorts, whereby you can hike along the gorge. Good walking shoes and some degree of fitness is required!

Castles

The Old Fortress (Fortezza) of Reythmno sits proudly overlooking the harbour and old town and offers a popular attraction for tourists to visit.

There are many other ancient castles and fortresses found all over Crete - the most popular include: Frangokastrello (in the south west part of the island, 12km from the village of Chora Sfakion) and Castello del Moro (in Heraklion).

Architecture

The old towns of Reythmno and Chania offer a strong presence of Venetian design and architecture.

Information updated 08 Jan 2015

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

Events

Prines events and festivals

Prines events and festivals

Regional events

15 Aug 2015 - Assumption of the Virgin Mary

On the 15th August every year, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Villages are decorated, festivals are held, traditional dances are staged and there is a generally a great festive atmosphere.

Important information

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Beaches

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Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

*Whilst wheelchair / disabled access (where stated) is deemed good in our opinion, it may not be compliant to Disability and Discrimination Act standards - for more detailed information we suggest that you contact the local tourist board.

Golf

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Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.


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