At a distance of 9 kilometers far from Rethymnon, at the East, Adele is an inland village with 435 permanent residents, situated in a plain rich in olive trees and other fruit bearing trees.
It is worth seeing the church of St Panteleimonas and the house of Constantinos Ghiamboudakis, the Cretan hero who blasted the powder keg at Arkadi during the revolt of 1866, so that the Ottomans would not capture the people who had found refuge there.
The monastery of Agios Arsanios, dating back to the 16 th century is found near the village Pangalochori, some 5 kilometers at the East of Adele, close to the National Road leading to Heraklion. The Monastery is celebrated in the name of Agios Georghios (St. George) and it is worth visiting it for the original wood carved icon screen and the wall paintings of the Catholicon.The Monastery has also a Conference Centre for seminars, speeches and conferences, and a Museum.
If you like scenic villages it is worth driving to the traditional village Maroulas, 2 kilometers at the Southwest. The village has an impressive tower and the houses maintain their interesting traditional architecture.
Some 6 kilometers at the Northeast, just on the National Road to Heraklion it is found the tourist settlement of Stauromenos, with a monument in honor of the Greek and Australian soldiers and officers who lost their lives in the area during the World War II. At Stavromenos you may also visit the archaeological site.
A local feast ("panighyri") takes place on 27 th of July, in honor of Agios Panteleimon
Accommodation of any kind and for all budgets is plenty, both in the village and at the beach, which is less than 2 kilometers far from it. There are also many alternatives for food and drink and nightlife and amusement.Access from Rethymnon is possible by public bus, with regular service, taxi and rented or private car and motorbike.