Caramel, CreteCaramel Grecotel Boutique Resort, Crete.

Imagine light‐filled airy villas; uniquely designed spacious suites; exquisite antiques juxtaposed with designer furniture; private courtyards and meandering pathways; hand‐made tiles and billowing voile curtains; spa-inspired bathrooms and personalised service.  All this and more awaits guests this summer at the NEW 5-star Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort on the Cretan Riviera.

Revel in eccentric luxury at this beautiful beachfront estate, just minutes from the old‐world charm of Rethymno’s Venetian harbour. The new Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort blends the laid‐back ambience of an island village with the glamour and services of a luxury resort. Pristine waters, endless soft caramel‐coloured sand, landscaped gardens, and the island’s bounteous natural landscape provides a stunning backdrop for the landscaped swimming pool.

Lawns, tiered gardens and stone paths link the main building to the beach and the village‐style accommodation designed like a Mediterranean island settlement. Each detail has been designed to catch the attention of its guests in every nook and cranny.

Suites & Villas

Young singles, couples, families and the young‐at‐heart all feel at home at Caramel, as there is a choice of  71 extravagant suites and villas ranging from light-filled open plan suites for couples to beachfront summer villas sleeping up to 10.  Caramel’s hallmark is the hand-painted floor tiles that reflect the colours of Greek islands: blue and white with hints of bougainvillea pink and sunflower gold.  Ancient ceramics have been found at all the important archaeological sites in Crete: from Knossos to nearby Eleftherna, and this history is reflected in the ceramic urns gracing the bedrooms.  Made by a local family of potters, many date back forty or fifty years.  Step into spa-inspired bathrooms wrapped with cool marble tiles, power showers, Jacuzzi baths, his & hers basins and even electronic self-flushing, heated toilets.  Lush terraces ooze the tranquillity and allure of a tropical garden.  As the sun sets, the twinkling lights of Rethymno and its floodlit fortezza add a mystical aura.

Beach Living

The caramel-coloured sand stretches as far as the eye can see on the 14km beach.  Stretch out under the Greek sun or relax in the shade of a beach gazebo and listen to nature’s symphony of waves and cicadas! The attentive beach staff serves fresh fruits, snacks and drinks throughout the day.  At night the beach comes alive with parties for all or romantic dinners for few.

Cretan Cuisine

Famed for being one of the healthiest diets, the Cretan cuisine is based on sun-ripened fruits and vegetables, tender locally-raised meat, freshly caught fish, aromatic herbs and olive oil. The spacious restaurant tempts every palate with mouth‐watering buffets of farm‐fresh produce.  Luxuriate in a la carte fine dining or linger in  your suite or villa for breakfast in bed or private dining on the starlit terrace.

Family Living

From sandcastles to scuba, Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort offers a wide range of activities for all the family.  Nearby is the traditional Agreco Farm which belongs to the Grecotel owners, where juniors and adults can play “Farmer for the Day” or simply dine on the organic farm produce in the Farm’s taverna.

Highlights:

• On the longest beach in Crete, 14km of sand • Large landscaped pool • Relaxed holiday atmosphere • Eccentric, light‐filled suites & villas with luxurious overtones • Choice of excellent dining & Agreco Farm Culinary Experience • Tasty Corner ‐ free kids dining, Grecoland & GrecoTeens programs • Sport & Watersports facilities nearby • Day & Evening entertainment • Excellent base for excursions • Best sunsets on Crete

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