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Aquila Rithymna Beach

5 star

in Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands

Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 Excellently placed in the quieter suburbs of Rethymnon, the Aquila Rithymna Beach hotel ... Read More

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Aquila Rithymna Beach in Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands

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Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013

Excellently placed in the quieter suburbs of Rethymnon, the Aquila Rithymna Beach hotel offers luxurious accommodation set in 80,000 square metres of landscaped gardens. Guests can make themselves at home in in one of the 519 elegantly decorated rooms all of which have a garden or sea view and feature all the modern comforts one would need to have a truly enjoyable stay. En-suite bathrooms feature a bath and shower and there are also slippers and bathrobes provided for the guest’s convenience. Guests will also appreciate the satellite television provided for their entertainment and there is also Wi-Fi available to stay connected with all the news back home.

Leisure facilities at the Aquila Rithymna Beach hotel include four lovely swimming pools that are surrounded by comfortable loungers and parasols where guests can relax under the Cretan sun. In addition to the pool, 500 metres of lovely sandy beach are just steps away and there are beach towels and a beach bag provided in each room. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the five tennis courts and a water sports centre that offers jet skiing, canoeing and water skiing opportunities. Extensive children’s facilities will also ensure that the children of the family never have a dull moment and there is also a fitness centre for those who wish to burn off them extra holiday calories. Nearby places of interest include the Kara Mousha Pasha Mosque and Fortezza castle.

*Official star rating: 5**

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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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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.

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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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  • 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

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