Gerani is a local community of the Rethymno Municipality in the Rethymno (regional unit) of the region of Crete established by Kallikratis reform. Previously, it was part of municipality of Nikiforos Fokas. Capital of the new municipality is Rethymno.
Gerani is located 7.5 km west of Rethymno and in a short distance from the new national road Rethymnon-Chania, at an altitude of 90 meters. Gerani (in Greek) refers to a pump used in the old days to draw water from a well. Such a well existed in the village. The village was occupied by the Ottomans