Aquila Porto Rethymno

Nearly on the beach and with a gourmet restaurant, Aquila Porto Rethymno is something special.

The U-shaped building that houses the rooms is incredibly handsome, and each room type is bespoke.

Outside, a sea-facing terrace lined with cushions and deckchairs encircles a beautiful pool for a dip.

In the evening, the main restaurant specialises in buffet spreads, and there’s also a fine-dining establishment that has Mediterranean cuisine on the menu.

Overview of Rethymnon

On the Greek island of Crete, Rethymnon has a reputation as a beach paradise. And on your holiday to Crete, the birthplace of Zeus, you’ll discover much more than just glorious sands and picture-perfect panoramas. With rugged mountains, riveting history and lively nightlife, when you stay in Crete, you’ll find something for the whole family.

In Rethymnon, Ottoman and Renaissance buildings line the magical streets. However, a stay here isn’t all about the past and, down by the beach and the harbour, you’ll find beautiful beaches and stunning seafood restaurants. Old meets new in Rethymnon, so you’ll have the best of both worlds during your stay.

Things to do in Rethymnon

The Aquila Porto Rethymno has an A* postcode. As well as being near the beach, it’s also only a 10-minute walk to Rethymnon’s lively town centre.

By the beach, a two-kilometre-long promenade is flanked by bars and restaurants – great spots for you to stop and watch the world go by. There’s also a harbour packed with upmarket bars where you can escape the heat of the day.

Take time to potter through the narrow streets and alleyways of Rethymnon’s old quarter. You’ll find everything from churches to palaces. Be sure to take your camera to capture the views.

Holidays to Rethymnon perfectly combine sun, sand, waterfront restaurants and ancient history. During your stay at the Aquila Porto Rethymno, you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone.

Resort Summary

Located along Crete‘s northern coast, Rethymnon is a charming seaside town that expertly blends the old with the new. Mixed with Renaissance architecture and stone-laden mosques, you’ll find contemporary cuisine and shops throughout the old quarters and along the harbour.

Underneath the watchful eye of the Venetian Fortezza – or castle – you can drift between museums and explore Rethymnon’s colourful past. Or spend a day lounging by the beach, hiking through a steep gorge or sipping coffee underneath 16th-century archways. Rethymnon is an authentic Greek destination, with the vibrancy of a town that’s been thriving for thousands of years.