Golden Beach Hotel

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The Golden Beach Hotel has a long sweep of sand and shingle right on its doorstep. Dotted with light blue parasols and loungers, you're all set up for lazy days by the sea. But, ... Continue reading

The Golden Beach Hotel has a long sweep of sand and shingle right on its doorstep. Dotted with light blue parasols and loungers, you’re all set up for lazy days by the sea. But, with a pair of swimming pools among the pretty grounds, you might not make it that far. You’ll be within walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants if you want to explore – and a 15-minute bus ride from Rethymnon. This place is a modern, low-rise number surrounded by flowering plants. Inside, pale lemon walls are brightened up by pretty murals and colourful sofas. Bedrooms are dressed in soft, creamy tones, and kitted out with air-conditioning and TVs. What’s more, all rooms come with a balcony or terrace.


Beach volley

Table tennis



There's a small beach playground for the children to burn off some of their holiday excitement.


Located 50m from hotel.

Greek dance lessons

Swimming Pool

Outdoor pool

The zig-zag shaped pool is surrounded by a terrace, with plenty of sunbeds and parasols to relax and cool off in the shade.

Children's pool

The kids' pool is a square number, and can be found just next to the main pool.

Food and Drink

Buffet restaurant

Sample the Mediterranean and Greek dishes while overlooking the northern Cretan sea. There are Greek-themed dinners and barbecue nights held here.

Pool bar*

Lounge bar*

With its chic black, white and grey surroundings, this is the ideal place to grab an aperitif or catch up with friends and family. You can choose from a selection of hot beverages, soft drinks, fruit juices, cocktails, beers, wine and champagne.

Beach restaurant*

Open from 12pm until late, try the Mediterranean and Greek dishes.

A la carte dining

Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers to use a credit or debit card.

To make booking a holiday at Golden Beach Hotel in Rethymnon easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Golden Beach Hotel with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above. Package holidays to Golden Beach Hotel are available from Thomson .

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 = £0.89

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