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Grecotel Creta Palace
 Greece, Crete, Rethymnon, Platanias
Address: [Missiria, Crete]
Category: [DeluxeDeluxeDeluxeDeluxeDeluxe]
Type: [Hotel - Bgls - Villa - Suites]
Chain: [Grecotel]

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The Award-winning Grecotel Creta Palace is one of the most luxurious Hotels in Greece. Its beautiful sandy Beach is shared, tourists by day and the Caretta Caretta sea turtles by night.

This tasteful Hotel Complex is 4km outside the town of Rethymnon. Three Bungalow Villages surround the Main Building set in colourful landscaped Gardens. The Cretan architecture blends with modern design to give Creta Palace its unique character. There is a regular Public Bus Service for Guests transportation.


Distance to:NameKm or meters
AirportHeraklion International Airport, Kazantzakis79 km
AirportThe Airport of Chania - Daskalogiannis70 km
HospitalNearest Hospital5 km
PortThe Port of Rethymno4.5 km
PortThe Port of Heraklion75 km
PortThe Port of Chania64 km
City or VillageRethymno Town4.5 km
MuseumNearest Museum5 km
Archaeological SiteEleftherna20 km
TransportationBus Stop/Station80 m
TransportationTaxi Station800 m
BeachSandyOn the Beach
Activities / RecreationGolf Course89 km


The sumptuously decorated guestrooms in the main building, the cool garden bungalows laid out in three villages and the gorgeous suites and villas make the Creta Palace stand in a class of its own. Sea views extend to the Venetian Fortress in the old town of Rethymnon whilst secluded bungalows have direct access to the multi-coloured gardens. Standard accommodation include:

Double Room, main building (sea or garden view) The elegant rooms are decorated in rich satins and brocades. Many rooms have a lounge area that can be converted to a child’s bed. En-suite marble bathroom

Bungalow (Garden Room) (sea or garden view) The airy bungalows nestle in the multicoloured gardens. Marble and local stone accentuate the cool marine colours of the furnishings. Many rooms have a lounge area that can be converted to a child’s bed, En-suite marble bathroom.

All guestrooms feature:

  • Private marble bathrooms
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Wake-up calls (automatic)
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge (or mini bar in Famous Class accommodation)
  • Satellite TV
  • Music / radio
  • Safe deposit box
  • Air-conditioning and heating
  • Electric shaver outlet, 120 Volts

Luxury suites, villas and Royal Pavilions combined with personal service and private facilities - Famous Class is simply the very best at selected.

Famous Class Services

  • Express check-in
  • private a la carte dining
  • welcome basket with fruit wine and champagne
  • Bulgari toiletries in your bathroom
  • newspaper or magazine in your language
  • selected gift

Royal Pavilion A magnificent villa on the beachfront, 226 m² This impressive two-storey villa has comfortable furnishings, exclusive handmade furniture and designer fabrics in aquamarine and cream tones. Through a private entrance and courtyard one enters the glamorous ground floor, 163 m² with two seating areas, dining area, TV, music, direct dial phone, independent air-conditioning, mini bar, WC. On reaching the upper floor one enters the private lounge/antechamber that leads into the master bedroom. Wooden floors, sloping ceilings, training bike, fridge, cordless telephones, all add to the unashamed luxury. The en-suite marble bathroom is complete with Jacuzzi bathtub, 2 basins, telephone & TV. Also on the first floor is a junior double bedroom with marble bathroom. The balconies offer unrivalled sea views. The private garden with private pool, sitting and dining areas with rattan furniture on the shady terrace, sun loungers with soft mattresses.

Deluxe 1-Bedroom Bungalow Suite Sea front with private pool, 146 m² Luxurious stone-built bungalows with hand-carved furniture and designer fabrics in aquamarine shades. One enters through a private courtyard into a spacious lounge/dining area. The grand master bedroom has a dressing area and en-suite marble bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub, separate shower & WC. The suite has all modern facilities: TV with integrated music, direct dial cordless phones, independent air-conditioning, safe & minibar. The walled garden, leading down to the beach, offers a private pool, sitting and dining areas with rattan furniture on the shady terrace, sun loungers with soft mattresses.

Deluxe 1-Bedroom Suite Main building, penthouse, sea view, 86 m² The suites combine exquisite furnishings and plush carpets, exclusively handmade furniture all in aquamarine tones. The dreamy master bedroom is equipped with TV with integrated music, direct dial cordless phones, training bike and en-suite marble bathroom with two basins and separate WC. The elegant lounge features a dining corner, mini bar, direct dial telephone and TV with integrated music, electronic safe. The suites are situated on the corners of the penthouse thus offering panoramic views over the beach.

Deluxe Junior Suite VIP room Main building, penthouse, sea/pool view, 50 m² The Junior Suites, with high oblique ceilings, combine exquisite furnishings and plush carpets, exclusively handmade furniture all in aquamarine tones. The open plan lounge/bedroom also offers a dressing area and en-suite marble bathroom with two basins and separate WC. Additional features include: mini bar, direct dial telephone and TV with integrated music, electronic safe. From the balcony, with its romantic furniture, guests will discover the breathtaking views.

Junior Bungalow Suite Beach front, direct sea view, 60m² These bungalows have an open-plan bedroom and lounge area featuring exclusively handmade furniture and private marble bathroom. TV with integrated music, direct dial phone, independent air-conditioning, safe & minibar.

Deam Villa Corfu Deluxe Bungalow Suite This typical Corfiot Villa stretches on two levels, with or without private pool, literally hanging over the sea. Luxurious, richly appointed lounge & dining areas, decorated in earthly tones and opening onto the pool with sunbathing deck and the sea. On the upper floor, the master bedroom is decorated in romantic tones, with high wooden ceiling. Marble bathroom with Jacuzzi, large wooden windows with baluster offering magical sea views. Second smaller bedroom with two beds and a bathroom, ideal for children or bodyguards.

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Guest Services:

  • Guest Relations & Privilege Club services
  • Reception / Concierge services
  • Bank-Exchange
  • Porter
  • Medical Care (on call 24-hours
  • Chemist 4km
  • Hospital 7 kms
  • Room service - food & drinks
  • Baby sitting
  • Baby Cots
  • Baby Food
  • Early Children’s Dinners
  • Business Services
  • Internet Corner
  • Postal Services
  • Express Courier Service
  • Dry cleaning-laundry
  • Jewellery Boutique
  • General Shop
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Clothes Boutique
  • Hairdresser
  • Handmade Local Glass Studio

This hotel is suitable for guests with mobility impairments. There are ramps throughout the hotel. Animals are not permitted in the hotel.


  • 1 Large Outdoor Seawater Main Pool - Area 786 m²
  • 1 Fresh-water Outdoor Pool - Area 200 m²
  • 1 Children’s Seawater Outdoor Pool
  • 1 Children’s Fresh-water Outdoor Paddling Pool
  • 1 Fresh-water Indoor heated October-April - Area 110 m²
  • There are also private pools for use by guests in Famous Class accommodation.

Hotel Beach

  • 300 meters of wonderful sandy beach
  • Habitat of the famous sea turtles Caretta caretta
  • This beach is awarded the “Blue Flag” as complying with the directives of the European programme: water quality; environmental management; safety, services and facilities; environmental education and information.

Beach And Pool Facilities

  • Beach towels - free of charge
  • Showers
  • Changing Cabins
  • Umbrellas & sunbeds - free of charge
  • WC

As one would expect at a luxury hotel, the entertainment programmes are extensive but discrete. The hotel leaves the guests to decide if they want to join in the activities or simply lie back and relax. From youngsters to the young-at-heart, from morning to night, from active to passive - there’s something to suit everyone.


  • 2 Astroturf Tennis Courts,2 with floodlights
  • Tennis coaching

Fitness Club

  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Gymnasium
  • Outdoor gymnastic area
  • Elixir ThalassoSpa at nearby Club Marine Palace


  • Professional instructors
  • Windsurfing
  • Pedaloes

Atlantis Diving Centre

  • PADI trained instructors
  • Beginners to advanced courses
  • Introductory lessons
  • Equipment hire
  • Dives in exotic locations off the Cretan coast

Mountain Bike Centre

  • Training / excursions
  • Rental
  • Technical service


  • Table tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Giant chess
  • Card room
  • Atelier with T.shirt, silk painting, creative workshop

Entertainment The hotel's entertainment team offers a variety of activities from morning gym, aerobics and beach games to dancing lessons, evening shows and musical nights from the rich tradition of the island. Daytime Activities

  • Gymnastics: morning gym, aerobics
  • Vita Aktiva: breathing & relaxation exercises, creative activities
  • Sport : Table tennis, beach volley, pool games
  • Culture : walks

Evening Activities

  • Professional entertainment shows
  • Folklore dance show
  • Live hotel band with dancing
  • Piano player and much more
Bars & RestaurantsTop

One of the places you must visit during your stay is the ‘Orea Hellas’ traditional kafenion, coffee shop in the Village Square. Lovingly run by a family that have been kafenion owners for three generations. It is a living museum to the Greek heritage - from an antique ice-cooled fridge to newspapers dating back to 1950. Once you’ve sampled these tasty local delicacies, you will be ready to dine al fresco in one of the award-winning restaurants. One of the special features of the Creta Palace is that, weather permitting all meals may be enjoyed outdoors.


  • Talos Lounge Bar Relax on the extensive terrace overlooking the pool and beach or perch at the bar to enjoy a pre-dinner ouzo or after-dinner coffee. Internet corner.
  • Orea Hellas Greek Kafeneion in the Cretan Village square serves traditional Greek drinks and ‘mezes’
  • The Pool Cafeteria is open all day for drinks, snacks and ice creams beside the main pool, waiter service around the pool.
  • The Beach Bar is open for a refreshing drink or ice cream throughout the day, waiter service on the beach.


  • Labyrinth Main Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner with delicious Greek and international specialities. All fresh salads & vegetables are 100% organic from farms.
  • Spectacle Restaurant - this open-air restaurant is the home of the evening special events programme. The sumptuous dinners range from Lobster Dinners, Barbecue, Fish Festival and Cretan Evening accompanied by live entertainment.
  • The exclusive Pasta Fresca poolside restaurant caters for the international Epicureans with an exclusive Greek specialities menu. The sublime recipes are prepared using the organic vegetables and produce from the Agreco organic farms.
  • For a more informal lunch, visit the Ariadne Brasserie beside the pool. The extensive menu contains a wealth of choice from fresh organic salads to delicious hot meals. Guests may also exchange their halfboard meal here.

Room Service Delicious selection of original dishes & beverages are proposed on the room service menu.

Food & Beverages Highlights Regular special theme dinners in the Spectacle Restaurant - barbecue, lobster evening, fish festival at extra charge Two theme nights are arranged weekly in the main restaurant, Greek, Italian, Mediterranean. No extra charge for guests on half- or full-board. Useful information about the restaurant :

  • Halfboard includes breakfast and lunch or dinner.
  • Family & non-smoking areas
  • Children’s restaurant.

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