Adelianos Kampos (or Kambos) is located 6km east of Rethymnon, near the village of Adele, on a flat plain. The name means “Plain of Adele”. It is actually a seaside suburb of Rethymnon, as the small village has grown so much in the last century, that it is now a part of the city.
In front of Adelianos Kampos stretches the vast sandy beach of Rethymno Gulf and extends to Skaleta. In the part of Adelianos Kambos you will find large and small hotels and many options for eating, shopping and entertainment. The beach is very well organized with umbrellas, lifeguards, changing rooms, showers, bars, etc. It is very popular for the water sports and beach sports infrastructure. The sea here is shallow, but often wavy, like all open beaches of north Crete. Sea turtles lay their eggs on this vast beach, thus you might see some marked points with ropes and signs.Adelianos Kampos can be accessed very easily by local buses running from the city center.
Pighianos Kampos (or Kambos) is located 8km east of Rethymno, in the middle of the vast beach of Rethymno Gulf. The name means “Plain of Pigi” in Greek, taken after the fields of the residents of Pigi village, which is located in close proximity.oday it is a seaside touristic area, less developed than the neighboring Adelianos Kampos. There are many rooms and some large hotels, combined with several options for eating, entertainment and shopping. The beach of the area is quite calm and much less noisy than the rest beaches of Rethymnon.
Between Pigianos Kampos and Stavromenos, you can swim and snorkel in the numerous rocky small coves. Moreover, in Pigianos Kampos you might have the chance to see sea turtles laying and hiding their eggs in the sand.
There are frequent bus services to Pigianos Kampos from the center of Rethymnon.
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