• If you’re setting your sights on a holiday to Crete, and wouldn’t mind a little bit of luxury, check out the Aquila Rithymna Beach hotel…

    With a beautiful beachfront setting, the Aquila Rithymna Beach scores high on location. In fact, with 500 metres of flawless Blue Flag coastline, it boasts the longest sandy beach in Crete – so you’ll have no trouble picking a spot with your name on it. Rethymnon’s town centre is pretty handy, too. A 10-minute bus ride will put you in the heart of the action, with traditional tavernas, impressive monasteries and bags of Venetian history to have a nosey at. But this place’s Cretan village charm and endless list of facilities and activities might make it tricky for you to leave. Here’s what you can look forward to…

    Perfect Pools

    When it comes to cooling off, there’s no shortage of pools to pick from. Four outdoor options to hop in and out of means the whole family’s looked after. The main lagoon-style number jinks around little islands and under bridges. It’s flanked by palm trees, giving it a truly tropical feel. If you’re the best-of-both-worlds type and appreciate the calmness of a pool, but can’t resist a beachfront view, there’s a freshwater seafront offering to plunge into. Children aren’t left out either – two pools have shallower areas, while a dedicated paddling pool makes it easy for water babies to find their feet.


    Sports Selection

    This place is paradise for those who can’t sit still, with tons of sports and activities to have a go at. Let things like tennis and beach volleyball bring out your competitive edge, or feel the pump at an aerobics class. Think you’ve got a steady hand? Grab your bow and arrows – onsite archery provides the perfect opportunity to show you’re a straight shooter. And, if you’ve exhausted all the options on land (you won’t), you can head for the open seas for scuba diving and water skiing.

    Gourmet Greek

    If a lazy day by the pool has got your stomach rumbling, there’s an impressive dining scene waiting to take care of it. The buffet restaurant lays on a scrumptious spread, with a 14-day programme of Greek and international dishes keeping your taste buds on their toes. Plus, the kids have their own tasty corner, so there’s no excuse for fussy eaters. When you want to push the boat out, treat yourself to freshly-caught grilled lobster at the Taverna Mournies à la carte. Or, tuck into a diverse range of Greek and Cretan specialities at the Eleftherna gourmet restaurant. Grabbing a poolside cocktail or an evening tipple is just as easy – three bars, including a pool bar, beach bar and lobby bar, make sure you won’t have to move far for refreshments.


    Kids’ Clubs

    If you’re getting away with the kids in tow, there’s no need to fret – a hotel-run kids’ club, which looks after everyone from 8-month-olds, right up to 17-year-olds, means you’ll have no trouble finding time for just the two of you. And you can do so safe in the knowledge that they’re in the hands of trained, expert staff. Little ones will love it, here. They can look forward to everything from story readings and puppet shows to adventure games and children’s discos.

    Ready to try the Aquila Rithymna Beach yourself? Book now.