The Ilios Beach Hotel Apartments combines modern architecture with traditional Cretan elements using materials such as stone and marble. The swimming pool area is set between the two buildings of the complex. Guests will enjoy the view of the sea, the garden and the swimming pool from the 50 single and 21 double apartments. The hotel is located very near to the Rethymno city center and the sea with the long sandy beach.
The hotel has a large farm with organic olive trees from which virgin olive oil and olives are produced. There are also various trees bearing a variety of fruits (citrus, fig, peach, apricot, pears, pomegranate, quince, watermelons melons etc.) The farm also boasts its own vineyard where many varieties of grapes are cultivated, used to make wine, “raki” and “moustalevria” (grape must pudding). The hotel serves fresh fruits and dried nuts as well as handmade jams made with fruits from the farm. The beverages from homegrown herbs (marjoram, “diktamo”, mint, sage, “malotira”, etc.) are recommended. The Greek breakfast offers varieties of bread, barley rusks, products with carob (cookies, breadsticks, rusks), yoghurt, cheeses (“myzithra”, feta, gruyere etc), and a wide selection of cold cuts. The savory or sweet dishes include “dakos” (rusks with tomato, feta), savory and sweet cakes, apple pie and tarts with handmade jams. Pies are made with fillings like spinach, cheese, sausage, zucchini, and there is also “sfougato” omelet with zucchinis, as well as eggs cooked in many ways. Desserts include “ryzogalo” (rice pudding), dairy creams, compotes.