The prefecture of Rethymno is located on the western side of Crete, between the prefectures of Chania and Heraklion. It is full of magnificent beaches, interesting archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, lovely villages and lively resorts. Rethymnon Town is the capital, a town with venetian style architecture and a lovely Venetian port. Bali, Agia Galini, Plakias and Adelianos Kampos are among the most popular beach resorts in Rethymno Greece. Interesting sights to visit in the region are the historical Monasteries of Preveli and Arkadi, the Ideon Cave where god Zeus was raised according to mythology and the many gorges in the inland.