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Rethymno Town: Rethymno is the capital and the commercial centre of the prefecture of Rethymno located 80 km east of Heraklion and 60 km west of Chania. It counts on 20,000 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in trade and tourism. As Rethymnon has a university, it stays lively all year round.
The beautiful town of Rethymno stands on the site of the ancient city of Rythimna that many excavations have revealed. The town combines an old time aristocratic appearance with a modern aspect, captivating all visitors with its traditional layout and rich cultural heritage.
The old town is built around the impressive Venetian fortress Fortezza, retains its elegance and unique architecture with the arches, the beautiful churches and the Turkish fountains. Various elements are participating to the charm of this attractive town including the arched doorways, the Hellenic and Roman remains, the municipal gardens and the beautiful Venetian buildings.
The modern town of Rethymno offers a vast range of tourist facilities and lies around the natural bay. There you will find many seaside taverns and restaurants, on the busy waterfront as well as all types of accommodations and local shops.
In the heart of the town lies the picturesque Venetian port, the most romantic spot in Rethymno. Ferries depart for the harbour of Piraeus and the nearby port of Souda. In high season, the streets of Rethymno town thrive with activity from the tourists that arrive from different parts of the world.
The most important sightseeings that visitors shall visit in Rethymno is the Municipal Garden, the Mosques, the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian fortress that dominates the town.
Crete’s most relaxing resort hotel awaits you, right on the promenade of Rethymnon and just above the sandy beach. Find gourmet creations from the Cretan & Mediterranean cuisine, hot and cold dishes, pastries and cakes… Relax and swim around the beach, in front of the hotel or choose one of the three swimming pools, specially designed for you.
Achillion Palace is a modern four-star hotel that combines harmoniously the highest accommodation standards with traditional Cretan hospitality. Located just steps away from the seafront, very close to the entrance to the old settlement; it features 72 spacious rooms with balconies overlooking the sea or the lush interior garden. Its’ recently renovated facilities display finesse and discreet luxury, while the well-trained staff, obliging and remarkably professional, provides immaculate service round the clock.
If you are planning your vacations looking for the magnificent waters of the Sea, the splendors of nature or the secret treasures of Greece, the ideal choice is Crete. Its unspoiled delights and treats invite you to discover and fully enjoy the uniqueness.
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