Grecotel White Palace

With fantastic sea views, a good-sized pool and a Blue Flag beach on the doorstep, it’s all about relaxation at the Grecotel White Palace.

Alongside the main pool is a toddlers’ paddling pool and a snack bar for refreshments during the day. The hotel’s buffet restaurant specialises in international dishes, often travelling the world with its themed cuisine nights. There are also five a la carte restaurants to try, including the adults-only fine-dining restaurant.

After dinner, the bar overlooking the beach hosts live music a few nights a week, and there’s also an open-air cinema in the garden.

Overview of Rethymnon

Rethymnon is on the island of Crete. An island with a reputation as a beach paradise with gorgeous shores, Crete has mountainous landscapes and wild nightlife. However, that’s not all, and on a holiday to Crete, you’ll also discover its diverse architecture and phenomenal food. Packed with seafood restaurants, lively bars and a modern harbour, there’s plenty to see and experience here.

As the fabled birthplace of Zeus, Crete has a temple-load of history to uncover, too. But Rethymnon trips don’t have to be action-packed. There’s a 12-kilometre-long sandy beach with plenty of space to relax and unwind. With a stay at the Grecotel White Palace, you’re only a short journey away.

Things to do in Rethymnon

The Grecotel White Palace is three kilometres from the village of Pigianos Kampos, where there’s a beautiful beach with cafes and bars for a relaxing afternoon.

In Rethymnon, a short bus ride away, you’ll discover a beach with by a two-kilometre-long promenade. By the harbour here, you’ll also find a number of lovely bars where you can escape the hot sun. And in the old quarter of Rethymnon, the narrow streets and alleyways lead you past Ottoman mosques and indulgent Renaissance palaces left behind by Venetians.

When you head on a holiday to Rethymnon, you’re served up plenty of sand, a lovely old town and some of the finest waterfront restaurants in Greece.

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.