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Imagine you could have a home on the largest Greek island, Crete, overlooking the sea. A home combining perfectly the functionality with high aesthetic and the familiarity feeling with the enjoyment of holidays.
Ecological Sensitivity: Protect the environment with Steris. At STERIS ELEGANT BEACH HOTEL all of us, the family and workforce, show particular sensitivity about environmental issues. Therefore, we aim at getting informed and contributing to the preservation of our natural environment and cultural heritage, in every field. Our goal is a clean and healthy environment, based on:green energy, the proper management of water resources and solid waste, protection of the coastal and marine environment, while respecting the landscape and nature area Furthermore, we do not stop urging and sensitize our staff and customers about environmental issues, knowing that our attitude bears fruits.
Rethymno is the third biggest city of the island of Crete and one of the most attractive and best surviving Venetian cities. It is a vacation paradise in the Mediterranean with various tourist facilities, numerous sights, plenty of sandy beaches and a long Greek summer, that counts the most days of sunshine throughout the country. Whether you're looking for excitement- filled excursions, or a lazy day at the beach, Rethymnon has something to offer- sand beachesfor lounging, bars, nightclubs for partying away the nights, excellent restaurants, such as stunning coastal road and a dreamy Old Town for your daytime or evening walks.
Fortezza fort dominates the hill Palekastro beside the old town of Rethymnon and is one of the biggest fortresses of the Venetian Era. The fort is so large that it could host and protect the entire population of the town. Inside the fort there are several barracks, a church, a hospital and some storage rooms.
The Main Gate is located between the bastions of St. Nicholas and St. Nicholas, because access to the city from there was easier. The main gate is a large gallery, which allows the easy passage of wagons and weaponry. By the entrance you meet the armory, which is a large two-storey building with arches in the interior, which now hosts cultural events and exhibitions. Walking towards the bastion of St. Elias, you will see one of the many tanks of the castle, used for collecting water from the roofs. There is also the theater “Erofili”, hosting events every summer.
The old town of Rethymnon is a preserved Renaissance city that bears elements from both the Venetian and the Ottoman Era. In the old town there we meet the street markets of Arkadi and Antistaseos Streets. Above the old town we meet the imposing fortress of Fortezza that once protected Rethymnon. The picturesque narrow alleys housemany restaurants and taverns with traditional music.