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This Greek Hotel is a Luxurious Retreat on the Shores of Crete

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Nestled along the stunning coastline of Crete, Greece, Rethymno Palace stands as a beacon of luxury and relaxation. With its picturesque location, proximity to the beach and impeccable amenities, this 5-star hotel offers an experience for travellers seeking the perfect blend of comfort and indulgence.

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The rooms

As I stepped into my room, I couldn’t help but notice how bright and airy it was. Tastefully decorated, the spacious room featured contemporary furnishings, and plush bedding and had outdoor space for guests to enjoy the evening breeze without leaving their rooms. Outdoor space was a must for me, so after entering the room, I took a moment to breathe before changing into my bikini to soak up the sun.

I hoped to have a room facing the gorgeous pool with views of the Aegean Sea, but instead, I had a view of other rooms. Nevertheless, the room was perfect for my weekend stay.

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A Greek Culinary Journey

Nafsika is the hotel’s main restaurant, inviting guests to stop by for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As a foodie with a major love for trying different cuisines, I indulged in diverse gastronomic delights, from traditional Greek specialities to international cuisine, all prepared with local ingredients. While there’s only one on-site restaurant, they regularly have theme nights, such as Greek Night and Asian Nights, where dishes of a chosen cuisine are available. If you prefer eating on Adelianos Kampos beach, head to Erotokritos, the A la carte restaurant presenting the Mediterranean and traditional Cretan cuisines. To sample drinks, enjoy a selection of premium brands at their lounge beach bar overlooking the blue waters.


We love a hotel that offers world-class amenities for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. Soak up the Mediterranean sun by the sparkling swimming pools, unwind with a pampering spa treatment, or stay active with a workout in the fitness centre.

Pool view at Rethymno Palace in. Crete, Greec
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Rethymno Palace is a beautiful hotel and a great choice for anyone looking to stay at a 5-star hotel without burning their wallet. Though situated a little over an hour’s drive from Chania International Airport, its beachside location makes up for it, offering picturesque views of the ocean. Who doesn’t love that?


So, what was the downside? My room’s proximity to neighbours was too close for my liking. As it was situated on the ground floor, it was technically possible to step over to the neighbours’ terraces, hence why I would opt for a room on another floor in the future. I would also have preferred a full double bed as opposed to single beds put together, as it’s a personal preference of mine.

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