If you're interested in horseback riding, try the Riding Center, southeast of town at Platanias, 39 N. Fokas (tel. 28310/28-907), or Zoraida's Horse Riding at Georgioupolis, midway between Chania and Rethymnon (tel. 28250/61-745). Among the newer diversions offered in Rethymnon are the daily excursion boats that take people on day trips for swimming on the beach at either Bali (to the east) or Marathi (on the Akrotiri to the west). The price, which is about 40€ for adults, includes a midday meal at a local taverna as well as all the wine you care to drink. You can sign on at the far end of the harbor. Manias Tours, 5 Arkadiou (tel. 28310/56-400), offers an evening cruise that provides a view of Rethymnon glittering in the night.

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