Sparking memories and pictures of bygone times, Avli Lounge Apartments Hotel is housed in a group of mansions dating back to 1500.
You will definitively remember from the presentation of Avli Restaurant Katerina Xekalou, the young student who was bold enough to run a business in the centre of the old City of Rethymno in Crete, when it was still deserted and abandoned.
Katerina expanded her activities around this core into the neighbouring blocks and developed a set of accommodation and gastronomy proposals.
These high-quality premises where high-end services are offered share one feature in common; they are all housed on properties erected at different times in the past whereupon restoration works were carried out at various intervals.
Despite the efforts made for uniform management and homogeneity in aesthetics, you are under the impression of witnessing an explosive tangle of Cretan, Venetian and Oriental techniques before those stone walls, vaults, pebbled floors, Venetians arches, elaborate doors and windows, staircases, ceilings decorated with old wooden beams, works of art and furniture, everything tastefully arranged under the caring hand of Katerina Xekalou herself.
Every apartment is equipped with all modern amenities. What steals the show though is the central decorating theme, the colour palette with colours lending their name to the elegant luxury suites, as well as the high-end furniture, representative of the magic and grace of bygone times.
Do not forget to use the open air whirlpool at the roof terrace, open to all guests, and enjoy unique views to the rooftops of the city of Rethymno and Fortezza unwinding body and mind in the comfortable sunbeds of the roof terrace.
Currently, Avli Lounge Apartments Hotel is part of the 17 Greek hotels, partners of the Historic Hotels of Europe. Avli Lounge Apartments Hotel is a real gem for Greece.