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Aquila Rithymna Beach

5 star

in Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands

This hotel is located on the beach, just 30 m from the bus stop, 100 m from the nearest ... Read More

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Aquila Rithymna Beach in Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands
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This hotel is located on the beach, just 30 m from the bus stop, 100 m from the nearest bars, shops and restaurants and 7 km from the centre of Rethymnon, the third largest town on Crete, an intriguing mixture of old-world charm and lively Cretan life. The vivacious atmosphere of the Old Town is just the place for a stroll on long summer evenings. The different eras and influences on the town can be seen in the unusual architecture and buildings. Around the picturesque harbour, tourists can see the Venetian influence that later gave way to the Turkish regime. The multitude of bars, cafes, tavernas, kafenions and clubs are guaranteed to provide entertainment to suit everyone's taste.Renovated in 2008, this family-friendly beach hotel comprises a total of 519 rooms and is well-known for its classic aristocratic buildings and for offering its guests friendly and personal service of the highest quality. One of the most beautifully planned hotels in Greece, the hotel is everyone's ideal choice of holiday resort hotel. The Cretan village-style bungalows and traditional main building are set in 80,000 m² of gardens interspersed with colourful plants and shade-giving, ancient trees. Facilities on offer to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe, a currency exchange facility and lift access. It also offers a hairdressing salon, a TV lounge, a children's playground and a kids' club. Furthermore, guests can relax in the cafe, bar or restaurant and conference facilities and WLAN Internet access are also at their disposal. Guests can take advantage of the room and laundry services (the latter for an additional fee) and there is parking available for those arriving by car. They will also find a bicycle hire station on the premises.

Activities

  • Bicycle rental
  • Billiards
  • Children's playground
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Entertainment staff
  • Fitness centre
  • Games room
  • Hiking
  • Indoor pool
  • Massage
  • Private beach area
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Water sports facilities on site
  • Windsurfing

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Heating
  • Lift/elevator
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shops in hotel

Other Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Souvenirs/gift shop
  • Ticket service
  • Tour desk

Other Information

WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge. Wired internet is available in public areas and costs EUR 6 per hour.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).

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Rethymnon guide

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.

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At a glance

  • scenery 3 stars
  • shopping 4 stars
  • family 4 stars
  • watersports 4 stars
  • cost 3 stars
  • nightlife 4 stars
  • sightseeing 2 stars
  • beach 4 stars
  • restaurants 3 stars

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.

Currency

Euro (€)
€1 = £0.79

Language

Greek

Plug Type

Voltage: 220V 50Hz

Time Zone

+2 hours

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Aquila Rithymna Beach

5 star

in Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands

This hotel is located on the beach, just 30 m from the bus stop, 100 m from the nearest ... Read More

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