To run a hotel, it takes knowledge, skill and experience. These are all qualities acquired by studying and practice. To make a home, it takes love, honesty and a wide open heart. These are qualities rooted deep in your culture. Qualities you get from your family. Axos Hotel is the home of our family for three generations. It is also the home of thousands of travellers seeking to explore and experience the famous Cretan hospitality and culture, every year. You are welcome to do the same. Now and always.
Rethymnon is the capital of the prefecture of the same name. It lies between the other two large towns - Heraklion to the east (at a distance of 80 kms.) and Chania to the west (at a distance of 60 kms).
The Venetian Fortress (Fortetza) was built in 1573. This imposing stronghold - one of the largest Venetian castles ever built - broods on a headland above the town. It has four sturdy bastions and three gates.