Unlike tourist resorts in other parts of Crete, Missiria stands out for its long sandy beach stretching from the west up to the eastern part of the town of Rethymno. The beach close to Missiria is 12 km long and starting from the resort of Skaleta in the direction of Rethymno, you will find there the resorts of Stavromenos, Sfakaki, Pigianos Kambos, Adelianos Kambos, Platanias, Missiria and Perivola.
What to do in Missiria
Formerly a small fishing village, today´s Missiria is one large well-equipped tourist complex providing all the background necessary to spend a perfect holiday full of fun and relaxation both during the day and night.
The Missiria resort is located in a relatively plain area, and, with a few exceptions, the housing development is very low, so the view on the resort is really nice. There are lawns between the buildings everywhere, most hotels have a garden with tall palm trees, often rising above the roofs, and all the environment resembles more a luxury tropical resort.
The long beaches close to Missiria are perfect for romantic walks, while the great number of beach tavernas and bars is ideal for rest. If you have children, you will appreciate the gentle slope into the water, making it possible to play on the boundary of water and sand. The beach as well as the resort has a great number of tavernas, various shops, bars, discos and rich nightlife.
For those who don´t search just for the luxury of tourist resorts and beaches but also like nature, historical sites and like to make trips, Missiria is the perfect point of departure to get to know the central parts of Crete and its south coast. Close to Rethymno, there starts the main road leading to the south, on which you can easily get to the places like Hora Sfakion, Plakias, Kommos or Matala. Given that close to Missiria, there is also the main road connecting the west and th east of the island, you can easily access also the towns like Chania or the capital of Heraklion.
The Missiria resort is located on the north coast aprox. 4 km east of the beautiful historic town of Rethymno.
Where else to go on Crete?
Some of the most visited resorts on Crete are: Adelianos Kampos, Agia Fotia, Agia Galini, Agia Marina, Agia Pelagia, Agios Nikolaos, Achlia, Amoudara (West of Heraklion), Analipsi, Anissaras, Bali, Damnoni, Erimoupoli, Ferma, Fodele, Galini, Georgioupolis, Gouves (Kato Gouves), Heraklion, Hersonissos, Chania, Ierapetra, Kavros, Elounda, Kalamaki, Kissamos, Kokkini Hani, Kolymbari, Lygaria, Makrigialos, Maleme, Malia, Matala, Mirtos, Missiria, Paleochora, Panormos, Perivolia, Pigianos Kambos, Plakias, Platanias (Chania), Rapaniana, Rethymno, Sissi, Skaleta, Stalida - Stalis, Stalos, Stavromenos and Stavros,