Achillion Palace

  • Distance to Sandy beach 0.1Km
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Water park (Additional charge)
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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This modern hotel is situated in Rethymnon, close to the entrance to the old town and just 100 m from a unique sandy beach. With its convenient location, the establishment provides ... Continue reading

This modern hotel is situated in Rethymnon, close to the entrance to the old town and just 100 m from a unique sandy beach. With its convenient location, the establishment provides easy access to the many local attractions and places of interest, making it a smart choice for business travellers and holidaymakers alike. The recently renovated property comprises a total of 72 rooms and provides guests with a range of amenities including a breakfast room and a comfortable lounge. The well-equipped conference facilities can accommodate up to 120 people and will be beneficial for the events of corporate travellers. Each guestroom is equipped with an en-suite bathroom and individually adjustable air conditioning. A charming balcony is also a standard feature in all units.

Activities

  • Water park (Additional charge)
  • Water sport facilities (on site) (Additional charge)

Other facilities

  • 24hr Reception
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Daily maid service
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting/banquet facilities (Additional charge)
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Mini-market on site
  • Safety deposit box (Additional charge)
  • Shops (on site)

Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Achillion Palace in Rethymnon easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Achillion Palace with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

Anyone could be forgiven for mistaking the hugely popular package tour holiday resort town of Rethymnon for a sort of Cretan-inspired theme resort, but the best thing about the town is that its picturesque historic heart is actually genuine. The old town is just that: old, its winding alleys overhung with pretty wooden flower-bedecked balconies flaunt historic Venetian and Turkish architectural influences. Fortunately a recent mad spate of tourist development has left the old town untouched, so it can now delight the many photo-happy visitors and serve as a bustling venue for tavernas, restaurants and souvenir shops. To the east is one of Crete's longest sandy beaches, which has become the target of developers and is lined with apartment blocks and hotels. Excursions are easily made to Heraklion, Chania or the monastery of Arkadhi.

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Scenery

Shopping

Family

Watersports

Cost

Nightlife

Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

Daily boat excursions are the latest activity in Rethymnon, taking holidaymakers to the beautiful beaches at Bali or Marathi, and include lunch at a local taverna with unlimited wine. Evening cruises are also a popular activity, and there are opportunities for hiking and horseback riding. Sights within the city include the mosque of Sultan Ibrahim Han and the Venetian fortress as well as an archeaological museum.

Restaurants

The inner harbour of Rethymnon sports an array of restaurants perfect for holidaymakers and fish tavernas, many of which are expensive for what they are; the Samaria taverna is more reasonably priced and among the best here, while Famagusta offers a range of food from Greek cuisine to western and Chinese. Better value can be found in the streets around the Rimóndi fountain where there are some old-fashioned cafes serving local fare including delicious helpings of traditional yoghurt and honey. These include Kyria Maria, Agrimia and Othonos, all overlooking the fountain.

Nightlife

Nightlife in Rethymnon ranges from noisy pubs and bars around the inner harbour or inside the old town, to more relaxed bars on the beach where holidaymakers can enjoy the sounds of the sea while sipping on the favourite drink. Fortezza Disco is the flashiest in town, along with other dance clubs like the Metropolis, New York Club and the Opera Club. A new younger bar scene has appeared above the inner harbour around the Platía Plastira, with music bars sporting outdoor terraces.

Shopping

There is an overwhelming amount of gift shops geared towards holidaymakers offering tourist souvenirs, as well as a variety of handicrafts such as pottery, baskets, woodcarving and woven goods. Cretan embroidery can be found at Haroula Spridaki, while various items carved from olive wood are at Olive Tree Wood. Palaiopoleiou offers genuine antiques and old textiles and those interested in modern ceramics and Greek pottery should stop at Omodamos. Self-caterers will find numerous general stores and mini supermarkets scattered about, and there is a daily market below the Porta Guora, as well as a bakery just behind the Rimóndi fountain.

Negatives

Rethymnon doesn't have the ruins and archaeological sites that many Greek holidaymakers expect for such an old city.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Greek,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.89

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Hotel address : 27 K Giamboudaki Street, Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands, 74100

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A selection of available rooms is shown below. More options may be available.
  • Double Room with Balcony
    • Room size (sqm): 5
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Hairdryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Internet access
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Radio
    • Mini fridge
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Safe
    • Balcony
    • Wake-up service
    • Smoke detector
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Cot on demand (fees may apply)
    • Room size (sqm): 70
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Living room: 1
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Hairdryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Internet access
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Radio
    • Mini fridge
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Safe
    • Balcony
    • Wake-up service
    • Smoke detector
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • TV
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Single Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Room size (sqm): 5
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Hairdryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Internet access
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Radio
    • Mini fridge
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Safe
    • Balcony
    • Wake-up service
    • Smoke detector

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