A new era of all-inclusive luxury has begun in Crete, and it’s named the Syntopia by Orion hotel.
Modern, fresh and full of gypset swagger, the boutique hotel is opening next month—1 May—for its first season. And here are a few reasons to book it before someone else does.
Glamorous island living
Set minutes east of Rethymnon, a skip away from a sandy beach, the Syntopia is designed with a free spirit philosophy. Boho-types will fall head over heels with the hippie-esque union of wood and wicker throughout the property.
It gets even better inside, where 119 guestrooms facing the sea, pool or inland become your private retreat for relaxing moments. And the experience is topped off by fully furnished patios, sleek ensuite bathrooms and attentive staff that tends to your every need.
Unforgettable summer moments
Your stay at the Syntopia is meant to be as pleasurable as it is memorable. By the time you peel away from your comfy room, a handpicked selection of events ensure that you’re never bored.
Kick off the weekly entertainment with live international music, live trumpets, saxophones and a pool party. Periodical events are on the schedule too, counting wine and raki making/tasting, cheesemaking and cooking lessons, all of which can be enjoyed solo or in groups.
Want to stay fit during your holiday? Don’t sweat it. Hit the beach for watersports, diving and sailing. Drop in for weekly sports like cross training, body pump, tai chi and team running. Of course, you can just as easily unwind at the spa, complete with a hot tub, sauna and zen relaxation zone.
When the sun goes down, grab a front row seat at the open cinema and watch your favourite movies under the stars. The Syntopia will be showing all kinds of films this summer—classic cinema, thrillers, comedies, horror and more—so grab some snacks and enjoy the show.
Delicious tastes from around the world
Whether you’re in the mood for a light bite or hearty meal, you can find something to treat your taste buds. For starters, it’s all you can eat from 0:730 to 23:00, with alcoholic drinks served from 10:30 to 23:00.
The main restaurant offers a buffet, and if you’re craving something new or nostalgic, hop over to the canteen for sizzling street food like Mexican tacos or Southern-style fried chicken—a great way to enjoy a social meal while trying iconic dishes from across the globe.
Thirsty? The lobby bar has got you covered with cocktails, wine, coffee and tea. Another option is Beach Bar Roulis, a laidback hangout with fabulous views, sun beds with umbrellas and hammocks so you can recline with a cold brew in hand.
Rethymnon at your door
Whether you’re into culture, cuisine, nature or art, Rethymno city is loaded with amazing sights to explore, and it’s right on the Syntopia’s doorstep.
Wander through the old town’s cobbled alleys. Take a trip to the 16th-century Fortezza Venetian fortress. Pop into a traditional taverna for a quick break, and then visit the Venetian harbour and Egyptian lighthouse.
Up for more? There’s plenty to discover when the Syntopia opens on 1 May.
Learn more about it here: www.thesyntopiahotel.gr