This 5-star hotel is located on the outskirts of the picturesque harbour town of Rethymnon in the northwest of the island. Highlights include the wonderful sand beach (the longest in Crete), the extensive garden area, a large array of sport and entertainment as well as 4 synthetic grass tennis courts.
The approx. 80,000 sqm-sized resort was partially built in traditional Cretan village style and is located directly on a 500-metre sand/pebble beach (use of reef shoes recommended). There is a bus stop directly outside the hotel, from which you can reach the lovely harbour town of Rethymnon, 7 km away. Transfer time from Heraklion Airport: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.
Sport and Entertainment
The resort offers various sport and fitness programs: Beach volleyball, mini football, archery, table tennis, pool, gymnastics, aerobics, fitness centre, Finnish sauna. For an additional fee: mountain-bike rental, various water sports, diving (PADI diving school), massages.
Live entertainment several times a week (dance and folk evenings), live music and garden tours.
The German-speaking “Creche Club” for children from 18 months-3 years is located in a specially constructed building from 15 May-15 September.
The childrens’s club Kri Kri for 3-12 year-olds is open on an hourly basis 6 days a week. In addition, from May to September children may sleep here overnight free of charge.
The Teen Club for young people from 13-17 years old is open during high season. There is also a children’s playground at the hotel. Baby beds, high chairs, baby phone and buggies are freely available.
Babysitting service available for an additional charge.
The 4 synthetic grass courts with quartz sand offer ideal training conditions and may be used free of charge. All the courts have floodlights.
Among the many comforts that this 519-room hotel offers are a reception hall with lobby bar, cafeteria, several bars, main restaurant (buffet) with show cooking and an a-la-carte gourmet restaurant, a tavern with typical regional and national dishes, a minimarket, boutique, jewelers, hairdressing salon, antiques shop, internet corner with free Wi-Fi and a TV room.
In the outside area you will find a sun terrace, a large seawater pool with children’s pool, freshwater pool with children’s pool in the garden and another freshwater pool by the sea. Use of sun loungers, bathing towels and sun umbrellas is free of charge at the pools and on the beach. The indoor pool is heated in October and April.
The family rooms have a separate splashing freshwater pool.
A tasty array of juices, icecream, meals and fruit awaits children in the “Tasty Corner” (inclusive with half-board booking).
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