- Individually adjustable air conditioning
- Direct dial telephone
- Individually adjustable heating
- Distance to Heraklion Airport 62Km
- Distance to Heraklion center 62Km
- Sun terrace
- Outdoor Pool
- Low Deposit Options Available
- Interest FREE Payment Plans
Situated 12 km from Ret-himno and 62 km from Heraklion in a beautiful landscape this Green and Eco-friendly hotel welcomes guests to a refined property that gives accent to quality ... Continue reading
Situated 12 km from Ret-himno and 62 km from Heraklion in a beautiful landscape this Green and Eco-friendly hotel welcomes guests to a refined property that gives accent to quality and complete service.The sea is just 120 meters from the hotel, with golden and sandy beach, safe and suitable for families. A convenient bus service to both the town of Rethymno and Heraklion is frequent and every 20 minutes with stops outside the hotel.Equipped with all modern facilities and conveniences the property guests are assured of a pleasant stay and an enjoyable holiday.
- Billiards Children's playground Table tennis* Tennis court
- 24hr Reception Fax/photocopying Garden Luggage storage Sun terrace
- Air conditioning (Additional charge) Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Paid WiFi WiFi for which charges are applicable
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Rethymnon doesn't have the ruins and archaeological sites that many Greek holidaymakers expect for such an old city.
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Hotel address : SCALETA, Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands, 74100
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Is the hotel far from Rethmynon old town. 1 Answer
Hi its approx 15 minutes away
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