Minos Mare Royal

  • 80Km from N. Kazantzakis (HER) Airport
  • 0m to beach
  • 4Km to town centre
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free wired internet in the hotel rooms
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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105 reviews

The Hotel Minos Mare is situated by Platanias beach with a spectacular view over the northern Cretan coastline. Guests have the use of two pools, sun terraces, gym and various ... Continue reading

The Hotel Minos Mare is situated by Platanias beach with a spectacular view over the northern Cretan coastline. Guests have the use of two pools, sun terraces, gym and various games. In addition, there are 3 bars, a café, a TV and games room, an air-conditioned à la carte restaurant with non-smoking area, a conference room and a public Internet terminal. All the rooms at the Minos Mare are modernly furnished and equipped with many amenities that guests may need during their stay such as air-condition, private balcony, satellite TV, safe deposit and fridge. The city of Rethymno is 4 km away, Chania and Heraklion airport are both around 74 km away.


  • Bicycle rental
  • Billiards
  • Children's playground
  • Darts
  • Fitness centre
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool


  • Air conditioning
  • Car hire
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wired internet in the hotel rooms free of charge

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

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Hotel address : Lassithiou str., Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands, 74100

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Questions and Answers about Minos Mare Royal

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1 Questions | 2 Answers

This property offers Bed& Breakfast, Half board and Full board only, there is no All Inclusive option.

Added 1 year, 8 months ago.

By Lisa.Weldon, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Michael, This property does not do All Inclusive, only Bed & Breakfast, Half Board or Full Board basis. Thanks

Added 1 year, 8 months ago.

By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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