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Aquila Rithymna Beach
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The stunning Aquila Rithymna Beach sits alongside the longest sandy beach in Crete, with Rethymnon Old Town and towering mountains forming its amazing backdrop. This luxury hotel resort boasts plentiful roundtheclock activities and excellent onsite accommodation and dining options. The pool area is a real showstopper. This aquatic delight features a large tropical pool at its centre interlaced with islands and bridges and another smaller pool by the beach. The children have their own pool and paddling pool to splash around in. There is another heated pool indoors for cooler winter days.

The generous helping of sports and leisure facilities can't fail to impress; with tennis, archery, table tennis and mini football heading the list. On top of this, there are mountain bike, watersports and diving centres for more adventurous guests; and Greek cookery, tshirt and silkpainting and workshops for more creative types. Tots to teens get a look in too with age specific clubs and activities to keep them happy from dawn til dusk. Another great thing is the variety of guest rooms, bungalows and suites. All are attractively styled and finished with all the latest mod cons that make your holiday special. Expect a satellite TV, individually controlled air conditioning and a modern bathroom. A private balcony or terrace is your window on the world and the perfect spot to chillout with a drink.

When it comes to mealtimes, there are plenty of choices to tempt your palate. The main restaurant serves local and international buffet style dishes three times a day. Go down the gourmet route and tuck in to Cretan and Greek specialities or dine on freshly cooked fish, shellfish and seafood by the beach. The traditional Greek kafeneion serves local beverages and mezze; and don't miss the themed evenings in the poolside Taverna, which include a Lobster Dinner, Cretan Evening and a Fish Festival. Discover why the Aquila Rithymna Beach is a popular place to stay for Greek Island holidays.
Property facilities

The Aquila Rithymna Beach has all the facilities you would expect from luxury hotels in Greece. Highlights include: A large tropical seawater swimming pool complete with small bridges and islands, sunterraces with sunloungers and parasols, beachside pool, children's pool, paddling pool, indoor freshwater pool, 500m long sand/shingle beach, showers, WC and changing cabins, beach towels and beach bags, private beach lounge with service, beach bar, pool bar, buffet restaurant, cafe/brasserie, gourmet restaurant, beachside fish and seafood restaurant, lounge bar, Greek kafeneion, taverna, room service, babysitting service, internet corner, jewellery store, souvenir shop/minimarket, hairdresser, boutique, antique lyra maker, daytime animation programme, atelier studio with tshirt and silk painting and creative workshop. The 24 hour reception offers car rental and excursion services, currency exchange, medical service, dry cleaning and laundry service and porter. The kid's club is for eight months through to 17 years and offers age specific activities and play areas: Crche Club for infants aged 8 months to 3 years; Children's Camp & Club for 3 to 6 years and 6 to 12 years; Club 4U for teenagers 13 to 17 years; and children's tennis lessons, and children's snack/drink area. Sports facilities include four astroturf tennis courts, tennis coaching, mini tennis, sauna, massages, gymnasium, outdoor gymnastic area, watersports centre with professional instructors for windsurfing, jetskiing and parasailing, mountain bike centre with training, bike rental and technical service, morning gym and aerobics classes, Vita Aktiva activities, table tennis, water polo, beach volleyball and games, archery, mini football and pool games. The diving centre has PADI trained instructors, beginners to advanced courses, introductory lessons in the pool, equipment hire and diving excursions.

Room facilities

The hotel has a total of 519 modern guest rooms, consisting of twin, single, double and family rooms, bungalows and deluxe suites. The double rooms feature a satellite TV with integrated music channel, direct dial telephone, bathrobe, slippers, pillow selection, pool towels, light minibar, hairdryer, safe, air conditioning, tiled or carpeted floors.

Food, drink & entertainment

The Rithymna main restaurant serves buffet style breakfasts and dinners, with international and local Greek fare on the menu. Lunch is also served here for guests on Full Board. The Rimondi Cafe/Brasserie is open until 6pm for light meals and cool drinks. The Beach Bar is also open until 6pm for refreshing beverages with a seaview. Cretan and Greek specialities are served in the gourmet Ancient Eleftherna restaurant. The seasonal Oceana Restaurant is set alongside the beach and serves fresh fish, seafood and lobster. The Loggia Lounge Bar serves drinks and tropical cocktails and offers a seaview veranda. The Great Hellas is a typical Greek kafeneion at the heart of the village square and serves up traditional Greek mezze and beverages. Taverna Mournies sits amongst the poolside mulberry trees and offers a la carte lunches and regular special themed evenings with live entertainment. The evening entertainment programme brings animation, professional and folklore dance shows, a live hotel band and a piano player.

All inclusive holidays at this luxury Rethymnon hotel includes: Buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner, soft drinks, local alcoholic drinks, ice cream, snacks, 20% discount at Taverna Mournies and the Gourmet restaurant, one candlelit gala dinner, one themed dinner, afternoon coffee and cakes.


The Aquila Rithymna Beach is located on Rethymnon Beach, 7kms from the centre of Rethymnon. Heraklion Airport is approximately 77.5kms away and Chania Airport 67.5kms distance.


of our customers rated this property good or excellent.

Mrs Miles, 05 August 2017

Nice accommodation and food

Mr Williams, 13 June 2017

Definitely not 5 Star accommodation, looks old and in desperate need of refurbishment.
Food average and staff unorganised.

Mr Williams, 10 June 2017

Food and room poor. Tv advert shows better quality . Good sun loungers are extra
normal type are poor. Last years holiday in Majorca was much better.

Mrs Bache, 10 May 2017

Excellent. Would have loved to go back again, but Heraklion airport is an absolute nightmare. We will never use that airport again, absolute chaos.

Mrs Lake, 27 April 2014

Very clean rooms and lobby areas. Staff were all very helpful and friendly. Food was varied and tasty. The tennis facility was excellent and enjoyed by the whole family. Our only complaint was the price of drinks which prevented us from enjoying the hotel bar on an evening, as I was charged 9 euros for one glass of wine on our first evening there we didn't use it again!

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