- Our History -


What an honour to introduce our brand to you.
But first of all, where does the name AQUILA come from? Well, in Greek mythology, Aquila was the name of the golden eagle standing by Zeus, symbolizing power and endurance. These are the exact qualities that represent our values: enduring customer satisfaction, luxury service and attention to detail, highlighted always by our strict commitment to environmental awareness.
At the moment, Aquila Hotels & Resorts comprises of four reputable five-star, hotels in the island of Crete.

Aquila Rithymna Beach

The legendary Aquila Rithymna Beach hotel fronts the dazzling five-hundred-meter long beach on the northern coastal line of Crete. A favourite destination for visitors and tourists from all over the world, it encapsulates the delightful experience of hospitality, sunshine, modern amenities and premium service. All our rooms, bungalows and villas are housed within the hotel’s colourful gardens or within the traditional-styled buildings. The resort is specifically designed for families with children of all ages, for them to enjoy magical holidays with plenty of in-house facilities and entertaining activities.

Aquila Porto Rethymno

Inspired by the waterfront setting of the stunning northern coastline of Crete, Aquila Porto Rethymno brings the true essence of an urban resort located within a heartbeat’s distance of 700m from the city of Rethymno. The hotel represents a cosmopolitan’s escape, with its luxurious accommodation, recreational facilities and along with relaxation, dinning and leisurely walks among Rethymno’s most beautiful and historic sites. Aquila Porto Rethymno has been internationally recognized by winning several prestigious awards and certifications for its commitment to the best possible service and hospitality.

Aquila Elounda Village

A paradise on earth overlooking the pristine Mirabello bay, Elounda Village resort offers romantic getaways and top-notch accommodation suitable for couples in a traditional stone-built style. Elegant bungalows, suites and maisonettes mostly facing the glistening blue waters of the bay, provide an exclusiveness beyond one’s dreams. The resort is located on the eastern coastline of the island, 3km from the fishing village of Elounda, 7km from the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos and 65km from Herakleion city.

Aquila Atlantis Hotel

The Aquila Atlantis Hotel is a just short walk away from the lively Herakleion downtown, a city deeply steeped in ancient history. The grandeur of this luxury hotel coupled with its unique reputation for transforming leisure moments into precious memories for tourists and business travelers alike has time and time again been proven to host some of the most important meetings and events by countless local and international celebrities as well as successfully organized tailor-made special occasions.
The Aquila Atlantis presents an irresistible combination of elegant atmosphere, impeccable service, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and stylish accommodation and its all-year-round offering, in addition to several choices regarding cultural activities, entertainment alternatives, and leisure facilities.