Aquila Porto Rethymno  

A near-beachfront setting and a gourmet restaurant are just a couple of the draws at the Aquila Porto Rethymno.

This place has a great postcode. It’s just across the road from a sandy beach, and less than a 10-minute walk from Rethymnon’s lively town centre.

The bedrooms are housed in a modern, U-shaped building. Each room type is bespoke – some have mauve colour schemes with stripy wallpaper, while others feature floral themes.

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Based on 543 reviews

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  • 6Floors
  • 200Rooms
  • 2Lifts


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Wine Offer

Free bottle of wine and mineral water for all guests on arrival, plus sparkling wine on arrival for honeymooners.

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Local and some international alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 10.00-24.00.Tea and coffee 16.00-18.00, and selected minibar drinks.  Snacks 10.30-12.00 and 14.30-16.00. Cakes 16.00-18.00 and ice-cream.

Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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2 outdoor pools

Relax on a sunbed around one of the 2 lagoon style pools, with parasols for a bit of shade when needed.

Mediterranean à la carte restaurant*

Lunch and dinner are served at Piazza di Porto. If you're staying Half Board you can choose to swap dinner for lunch here.

Fitness club

With cardio equipment to use and spot lights in the ceiling allowing a lot of light. There's a whirlpool at the end of the room.

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superior twin room with sea view

Superior twin room with sea view sleeps 2, with a mini Hi-Fi, CD player, kettle, bathrobes, slippers and pillow menu. Minibar at a charge. You also receive Mythica benefits, such as express check-in, wine, fresh fruit, sweets and flowers in the room on arrival, daily newspaper, concierge service, a hotel gift and the option of Continental breakfast in your room.

twin room with limited sea view

Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3, with 2 or 3 beds. Room has a mini Hi-Fi, CD player, kettle, bathrobes, slippers and pillow menu. Minibar at a charge.

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Cannot fault our hotel. The staff are polite and always have a smile for you. There is a large choice at meal times from the buffet and is always fresh and hot. Our standard room is spacious with a large sea view balcony. Everywhere is spotless. The hotel is in an excellent position straight across from the Blue Flag beach and easy flat walk into the Old Town.More

sue s, Huddersfield, United Kingdom


Realy nice and good hotel in Rethymnon, professional and polite staff are always ready for any help. Very nice served fod and rich breakfast. Highly recommended. Wi fi connection doesn't work perfectly, but it is not very important.More

Ana H, Hvar

Absolute quality.

We visited Crete in September and our holiday seems like a distant memory. However the Aquila Porto helped make our holiday extra special. The staff are absolutely wonderful, very friendly and polite, and extremely helpful. Food exceeded our expectations, we are always quite skeptical of hotel buffet style food, however we would gladly of eaten there every night, But with the abundance of restaurants and bars a short walk away why would you stay in the same place! get out and sample the vibrant old town, try the gyros and souvlaki, sublime and cheap. The hotels a la carte restaurant is phenomenal with the food being some of the best I've eaten. if you like sea food like me go for the 6 course lobster dinner. mind blowing. The rooms are spacious, spotless clean, and cleaned on a regular basis. More importantly the bathroom was sparkling which is always a worry when you visit a hotel. no faults, however our balcony light wasn't working, but who really cares about that, if you are the kind of person who would complain about these kind of things, quite frankly get a life. We upgraded our room for the sea view and it did not disappoint! free bottle of champagne and fruit basket on arrival though we arrived at 2 am I still managed to finish the bottle! The pictures of the swimming pool are a little misleading with it being smaller than I imagined. however the hotel is literally on the beach,. and the water is crystal clear and warm. the water can get quite choppy when the wind gets up. but life guards patrol when the conditions are like this. If you book up with Thomson do not be fooled into paying their extortionate prices for the excursions, get out and about yourself for half the money. pirate ship trip form the old harbor is on 23 euros each and a bargain for a 3 hour cruise with a chance to swim in the sea, many other options available. Get on the tour bus that takes you up to the mountains and the old monasteries and military museums. We will be back hands down, maybe not to this hotel but to another of the Aquila range. Thank you for a wonderful time!More

Sharp088, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Exceeded even our high expectations

We stayed in this hotel from 30th September until 14th October and cannot praise it too highly. The rooms are excellent and it is worth the extra to book a sea view as the hotel is just across the road from a stunning beach, with towels, sunbeds and parasols provided for guests free of charge. The staff - from the managing director to senior management, restaurant staff, receptionists and the housekeepers - go the extra mile to make your stay feel special. Particular thanks go to Filio (Guest Relations Manager) for pointing out the benefits that came with our room booking (the hotel's Mythica class) - particularly, the fact that we could eat in the A la Carte restaurant each night. This was fine dining at its best! That said, the food in the main restaurant at breakfast, and on the two occasions that we had dinner there, was also very good with plenty of choice for all tastes and nationalities. Vasilis, Gianna, Toura and the staff in the a la carte restaurant were so friendly and attentive to our needs and the evening entertainment was of a very high calibre. Thanks to Vasilis we now have a much better appreciation of traditional greek / cretan songs and music! The hotel's location is also excellent as not only do you have the beach across the road - and a sea that is still warm enough to swim in during October - but it is only a 10 minute walk along the promenade to the venetian harbour and old town. We never got tired of walking through the narrow little streets and the fortress is well worth a visit. After two weeks, we were very sad to leave and a day after returning home, we've already been to the travel agent to get information on flight days/times for next year. We'd recommend this hotel to anyone - couples of all ages, families, sun worshipers or sightseers.More

Killermont, Glasgow, Scotland

Punches well above it's weight

Location, location location. Well suited for all types of holiday with excellent staff who know how to look after you. A modern hotel on the beach near all the sports facilities one might require. Food and service is first class although sometimes the dinner food was just warm but not 'hot'. Hotel and all public areas were spotlessly clean. Short stroll into the old town with it's cobbled streets and many bars and restaurants. A la carte restaurant and staff deserve a special mention as do the staff in the café. All over the work tirelessly with the objective of pleasing you their guest. Go and see for yourself, you will not be disappointed.More

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