• Location, location, location. That’s what it’s all about at Aquila Porto Rethymno in Crete. This elegant Greek hotel boasts an all-important postcode, just footsteps from a sandy Blue Flag beach, and less than a 10-minute walk from Rethymnon’s lively town centre.

    Bed down for the night

    The rooms at Aquila Porto Rethymno are definitely more than just a place to rest your head. All come with air-con and Wi-Fi – handy for when you want to get in from the heat and share your holiday snaps. And, when it comes to décor, each room’s got a bespoke style – think cool neutral tones or pretty floral themes. For an added touch of luxury, why not upgrade to a deluxe room? You’ll get a walk-in shower with Jacuzzi®, along with speedy check in, and wine and flowers in your room.


    What’s on?

    While there’s plenty to do around the town, we’d understand if you never wanted to leave the hotel. For starters, the wellness centre here boasts a sauna, a steam bath and a whirlpool – plus a long list of treatments, like full body massages. Keep-fit fanatics can enjoy early morning aerobic classes and activities like gymnastics. And, when evening rolls around, you’ll find an entertainment programme with live music and dancing, plus a traditional Greek night.


    Take a dip

    In the summer months, Greece’s temperatures can creep up into the high 20s, so it’s handy that this hotel’s got two lagoon-like pools to cool off in. One’s surrounded by a decked terrace looking out over the Mediterranean Sea. The poolside bar’s well stocked with snacks and drinks, too, so you can sip cocktails in the sunshine all day long, without having to venture too far from your sun lounger.


    Tempt your tastebuds

    Aquila Porto Rethymno scores highly when it comes to the food. The main restaurant puts on a large buffet spread for breakfast, with a special salmon and Champagne option once a week. You can try new flavours from around the world with a variety of themed nights, too. Or, mix things up at dinnertime by booking a table at the Piazzo di Porto à la carte restaurant. Here, you can expect fine dining menus of Cretan and Mediterranean inspired specialities, served with a local twist.


    Ready to jet off?

    At Thomson, we want to bring you closer to the holidays you love. So, you’ll be pleased to hear that we fly to Crete from 10 UK airports, including London Gatwick, Glasgow and Birmingham. Isn’t it time you visited the hotel everyone’s talking about?

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