- Hair Dryer
- Wi-Fi Internet Connection [Free of Charge]
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Safety Box (Extra Charge)
- Satellite TV
- Bathroom with bath or shower/WC
- Refrigerator (Free of Charge)
- Air Conditioning (Individually-Controlled)
- 1Km to beach
- 100m to town centre
- Outdoor Pool
- Free WiFi
- Low Deposit Options Available
- Interest FREE Payment Plans
Joan Palace in Rethymnon has 70 rooms, spread over 5 floors. The hotel is located 1 km from the sandy beach. The closest city to the hotel is Rethymno (100 m). To make your stay ... Continue reading
Joan Palace in Rethymnon has 70 rooms, spread over 5 floors. The hotel is located 1 km from the sandy beach. The closest city to the hotel is Rethymno (100 m). To make your stay more comfortable air conditioning, 2 elevators, a reception, a lobby and a lounge are available. The staff in this 5 storey hotel speaks German and English. For guests who wish to be mobile, motorbike rental and car rental can be arranged. A fresh water swimming pool, seasonally open is available. Sunshades and sunbeds are available for an additional fee at the beach and free of charge at the pool. The hotel is within easy reach of supermarkets, shops, cinema, medical services, bus stops, disco, taxi stands, bars and restaurants, theatre and city centre. Accessible from the hotel: airport HER (80 km), Arkadi (17 km), Knossos Palace (80 km), Venetian Harbour (600 m) and Forteza Castle (600 m). For your entertainment the hotel features a TV lounge. Vehicles may be parked in the parking lot.
- Bicycle rental (additional charge)
- Air conditioning
- Car hire
- Family rooms
- Free WiFi
- Non smoking rooms
- Room service
- Shared lounge/TV area
Food and Drink
The breakfast type is Buffet and it is provided from 07:30 - 10:00. The hotel has one restaurant. Evening drinks can be enjoyed at the lobby bar. Halfboard: Halfboard includes breakfast and dinner.
Payment facilities include Euro/Master Card, Diners Club and Visa Card. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.
To make booking a holiday at Joan Palace in Rethymnon easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Joan 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.
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.
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Hotel address : 8, Dimitrakaki str, Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands, 74100
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