Aquila Porto Rethymno

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This place has a great postcode. It's just across the road from a sandy beach, and less than a 10-minute walk from Rethymnon's lively town centre. The bedrooms are housed in a ... Continue reading

This place has a great postcode. It’s just across the road from a sandy beach, and less than a 10-minute walk from Rethymnon’s lively town centre. The bedrooms are housed in a modern, U-shaped building. Each room type is bespoke – some have mauve colour schemes with stripy wallpaper, while others feature floral themes.

For Families

  • Hotel-run kids' club for 3-12 yrs, 1 Jun-30 Sept
  • Children’s menu - on request
  • Cots and highchairs

Activities

  • Regular evening entertainment includes a Greek night, live music and a dance show
  • Programme of cultural activities
  • Lounge
  • Cocktail bar
  • TV and video lounge

Swimming Pool

  • 3 swimming pools - 1 Indoor, heated Apr & Oct
  • Beach & pool sunbeds
  • Beach towels
  • Pool snack bar for beach use

Facilities

  • Jewellery shop
  • Money exchange
  • Internet - at a charge
  • Laundry service/Dry cleaning - at a charge

Food and Drink

  • American buffet restaurant for breakfast and dinner
  • Early/Late Continental breakfast - reservation required
  • Dinner is waiter service for the main course, with buffet starters and desserts
  • Choice of menu including a vegetarian option
  • Themed nights twice a week
  • A la carte restaurant, Piazza di Porto, also serves lunch and dinner with waiter service, Half Board guests can swap dinner and lunch in the à la carte restaurant
  • Anatolitiko café/bar for drinks and snacks

All Inclusive

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Early and late Continental breakfasts
  • Snacks 10.30-12.00 and 14.30-16.00
  • Tea, coffee and cakes 16.00-18.00
  • Ice-cream
  • Local and some international alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 10.00-24.00
  • Selected minibar drinks
  • Kids' club

Accommodation

Room facilities

All rooms have central air-conditioning, satellite TV with music channels, free Wi-Fi, mini Hi-Fi and CD player, phone, minibar at a charge, fridge, tea and coffee facilities, kettle, bathrobes, slippers and pillow menu. Standard rooms have 2 or 3 beds.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Aquila Porto Rethymno in Rethymnon. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Aquila Porto Rethymno in Rethymnon easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Aquila Porto Rethymno with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above. Package holidays to Aquila Porto Rethymno are available from Thomson .

Anyone could be forgiven for mistaking the hugely popular package tour holiday resort town of Rethymnon for a sort of Cretan-inspired theme resort, but the best thing about the town is that its picturesque historic heart is actually genuine. The old town is just that: old, its winding alleys overhung with pretty wooden flower-bedecked balconies flaunt historic Venetian and Turkish architectural influences. Fortunately a recent mad spate of tourist development has left the old town untouched, so it can now delight the many photo-happy visitors and serve as a bustling venue for tavernas, restaurants and souvenir shops. To the east is one of Crete's longest sandy beaches, which has become the target of developers and is lined with apartment blocks and hotels. Excursions are easily made to Heraklion, Chania or the monastery of Arkadhi.

Resort Rating

Scenery

Shopping

Family

Watersports

Cost

Nightlife

Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

Daily boat excursions are the latest activity in Rethymnon, taking holidaymakers to the beautiful beaches at Bali or Marathi, and include lunch at a local taverna with unlimited wine. Evening cruises are also a popular activity, and there are opportunities for hiking and horseback riding. Sights within the city include the mosque of Sultan Ibrahim Han and the Venetian fortress as well as an archeaological museum.

Restaurants

The inner harbour of Rethymnon sports an array of restaurants perfect for holidaymakers and fish tavernas, many of which are expensive for what they are; the Samaria taverna is more reasonably priced and among the best here, while Famagusta offers a range of food from Greek cuisine to western and Chinese. Better value can be found in the streets around the Rimóndi fountain where there are some old-fashioned cafes serving local fare including delicious helpings of traditional yoghurt and honey. These include Kyria Maria, Agrimia and Othonos, all overlooking the fountain.

Nightlife

Nightlife in Rethymnon ranges from noisy pubs and bars around the inner harbour or inside the old town, to more relaxed bars on the beach where holidaymakers can enjoy the sounds of the sea while sipping on the favourite drink. Fortezza Disco is the flashiest in town, along with other dance clubs like the Metropolis, New York Club and the Opera Club. A new younger bar scene has appeared above the inner harbour around the Platía Plastira, with music bars sporting outdoor terraces.

Shopping

There is an overwhelming amount of gift shops geared towards holidaymakers offering tourist souvenirs, as well as a variety of handicrafts such as pottery, baskets, woodcarving and woven goods. Cretan embroidery can be found at Haroula Spridaki, while various items carved from olive wood are at Olive Tree Wood. Palaiopoleiou offers genuine antiques and old textiles and those interested in modern ceramics and Greek pottery should stop at Omodamos. Self-caterers will find numerous general stores and mini supermarkets scattered about, and there is a daily market below the Porta Guora, as well as a bakery just behind the Rimóndi fountain.

Negatives

Rethymnon doesn't have the ruins and archaeological sites that many Greek holidaymakers expect for such an old city.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Greek,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.81

This week's weather forecast

Sunny
18°C Low 12°C
Today: Fri 02 Dec
Patchy rain possible
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Sat 03 Dec
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Sun 04 Dec
Light rain shower
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Mon 05 Dec
Partly cloudy
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Tue 06 Dec

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