Bueno Aparthotel

Nestled on a quiet street, Bueno Aparthotel is just a two-minute walk from sandy Platanias Beach whose sands stretch 8km into Rethymnon. The quaint hotel sits on a peaceful street in attractive gardens, with two pools, one with beautiful views of the beach. There’s also a buffet restaurant with continental breakfasts as well as an international spread for dinner. Or you can just enjoy the two bars serving drinks and hot snacks. A 15-minute drive away is Rethymnon’s old town and pretty Venetian harbour. Bueno Aparthotel is perfect if you’re looking for a tranquil retreat and is a brilliant all-rounder.

Overview of Crete

Think Crete and you imagine crystal-clear waters, spectacular sunsets and white sands. The biggest Greek island of them all, Crete boasts a whole host of stunning beaches for your balmy sun-drenched Med holiday, whether you’re a couple or travelling as a family. But holidays to Crete go beyond the beaches. The country is more than 4,000 years old. Some say it’s the home of modern civilisation. But now it’s full of beaches, pinch-yourself panoramas and historic tales. Crete is all about relaxation – perfect if you’re after culture, adventure or just a week of sun at Bueno Aparthotel.

Things to do in Crete

Visit the renowned Knossos Museum to admire the remains of the Minoan Empire, or head to Lassithi Plateau, where Zeus was allegedly born. Explore the secret coves and hidden jewels like Stefanou Beach, just north of Chania. And don’t miss the pink sands of Elafonisi Beach in the southwest. Crete also has a legendary night scene, with resorts like Agios Nikolaos and Hersonissos stealing the show thanks to their lively party scene. Clubbing central goes to Malia, the capital of the island, with parties until sunrise and renowned DJs playing on the main strip. Crete is ideal for unbeatable beaches to complete any holiday photo album. Or if it’s famous nightlife you’re in the mood for, hit Malia, the island’s party central. Whatever you decide to go to Crete for, it’ll be a holiday jam-packed with can’t-beat views, awesome architecture and cherished memories.

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.