Golden Beach Hotel

A stay at the Golden Beach Hotel puts a sandy beach right on the doorstep. Surrounded by flowering plants and complete with a couple of swimming pools that overlook the Aegean Sea, this hotel’s a great basis for a Greek adventure.

A buffet restaurant serves international cuisine, including cooked and continental breakfasts. In the evening, there’s plenty of meat dishes, fish courses and vegetarian options.

After the sun goes down, enjoy top-class entertainment of DJs, live music performances, belly dancing and magic shows.

Overview of Rethymnon

With a reputation as a family-friendly beach paradise, a holiday to Crete welcomes you with gorgeous shores, mountain landscapes and wild nightlife. In Rethymnon, where you’ll find the Golden Beach Hotel, there’s a temple-load of history to uncover and some of the finest foods in all of Greece.

Rethymnon has an eclectic mix of cultural spots and historic buildings. The old town is packed with mosques and Renaissance buildings, while down by the front you’ll find a modern harbour, seafood restaurants and lively bars. And the 12-kilometre sandy beach is ideal for relaxing and unwinding, giving you a holiday at a slower pace.

Things to do in Rethymnon

The Golden Beach Hotel is only 5.5 kilometres from the centre of Rethymnon, which you can reach via a 15-minute bus journey. The beach is flanked by a two-kilometre-long promenade, so after a day of soaking up the hot sun, there’s always a bar to escape to. You might prefer to wander around the harbour to spot some of the world’s most expensive yachts, though.

Away from the beach, there’s history on every corner. In the old quarter, narrow streets and alleyways lead to awe-inspiring palaces, churches and mosques.

Sandy beaches are the order of the day in Rethymnon. Old town charm mixes with beautiful sands and stunning waterfront restaurants to create a holiday spot you’ll want to return time and time again.

Resort Summary

Located along Crete‘s northern coast, Rethymnon is a charming seaside town that expertly blends the old with the new. Mixed with Renaissance architecture and stone-laden mosques, you’ll find contemporary cuisine and shops throughout the old quarters and along the harbour.

Underneath the watchful eye of the Venetian Fortezza – or castle – you can drift between museums and explore Rethymnon’s colourful past. Or spend a day lounging by the beach, hiking through a steep gorge or sipping coffee underneath 16th-century archways. Rethymnon is an authentic Greek destination, with the vibrancy of a town that’s been thriving for thousands of years.