Hotel Babis

  • 70Km from Heraklion International Airport (HER)
  • 0.08Km to beach
  • 12Km to town centre
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
TripAdvisor Traveller rating:
44 reviews

Our family hotel is a classic type two-star hotel located in Skaleta in Municipality of Rethimno and it is 11 km east of the town of Rethimno on the northern coast of Crete. It is ... Continue reading

Our family hotel is a classic type two-star hotel located in Skaleta in Municipality of Rethimno and it is 11 km east of the town of Rethimno on the northern coast of Crete. It is in the middle of Crete, 1 hour away from the airports of Heraklio or Chania. The beach is so near that guests can walk there in two minutes. Our hotel consists of a main building with 17 guestrooms. In our hotel there is a spacious veranda with garden view where our guests can have Continental breakfast in the morning or have a drink in the afternoon and in the evening.There is a café-bar open from early in the morning until late at night. Also, parking space is available to all our guests for free. We offer free WiFi Internet in all the rooms and at the lounge, at the lobby and at the veranda. At the reception you can find travel information, bicycles, sunbeds, a collection of music CDs and DVDs to watch. We are happy to help you with everything you need.


  • Bicycle rental
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace


  • Air conditioning
  • Allergy-free room
  • Car hire
  • Free WiFi
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (surcharge)

Price Overview

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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 Hotel Babis in Rethymnon easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Hotel Babis 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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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.


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 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.


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.


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 = £0.81

This week's weather forecast

28°C Low 18°C
Today: Sat 22 Oct
30°C Low 19°C
Sun 23 Oct
24°C Low 17°C
Mon 24 Oct
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Tue 25 Oct
21°C Low 15°C
Wed 26 Oct

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