White Palace

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The Grecotel White Palace is set on the seafront in Pigianos Kambos, so sweeping sea views are a big part of its appeal. It's cocooned by jasmine and bougainvillea-filled gardens, ... Continue reading

The Grecotel White Palace is set on the seafront in Pigianos Kambos, so sweeping sea views are a big part of its appeal. It’s cocooned by jasmine and bougainvillea-filled gardens, and underlined by a private beach. The hotel’s design is minimalist and contemporary, with all-white décor and accents of turquoise. Bars with glass-walled terraces make the most of the sea views, as do the two swimming pools.


Sign up for a botanical tour through the gardens, or join in with a yoga or pilates class. Tennis and beach volleyball are on offer, too, plus you can hire out canoes and pedalos down on the beach.


With artificial grass and floodlit courts.


Beach volleyball

Water gymnastics

Table tennis


Available on the beach.





Football tournaments

Other facilities

As well as a fitness room, there’s an outdoor gym area for al fresco workouts.

Fitness room


There's an outdoor gym area here, so you can enjoy a natural breeze as you workout.


Beauty salon*

This place offers up a selection of treatments including massages, manicures, and pedicures.

Swimming Pool

There are 5 sea-view swimming pools. Two have infinity-edges, and another sits alongside a snack bar and a children’s paddling pool.

5 outdoor pools

There are 5 saltwater swimming pools, and 2 are infinity numbers where you'll be able to soak up the sea views.

Waiter service

Children's paddling pool

Pool towels

Food and Drink

The buffet restaurant serves international favourites, and features a Cretan corner with local specialities and a mini buffet with pizza, homemade burgers and healthy options for children. There are regular themed nights, too.

Buffet restaurant

With live cooking stations, a gourmet buffet spread and local corner with traditional Cretan products. A wide selection of cold and warm starters, vegetarian dishes, salads, cheese and desserts are on offer from the hot and cold buffet, as well as special themed evenings to keep things varied. There's a dress code here, and gentlemen are asked to wear full-length trousers for dinner.

Pool bar*

Sunset Lounge bar*

For drinks and cocktails. And there's Wi-Fi access here too.

Beach bar*

You can relax here and enjoy the sea views with a great juice or smoothie. Parties are often held here, too.

Tasty corner*

Opening Times: [11.00-17.00]

A constant supply of fresh, tempting food and drinks for children aged 3 to 12 years. They can eat as much, and as often as they like with a choice of crispy baguettes and sandwiches, French fries and pizza, tasty crepes and a variety of ice-creams on offer.

Fico d'India bar*

Soak up the Cretan sun while relaxing on the pool terrace. With poolside snacks and cool drinks on offer during the day.

Beach Club Yalos restaurant

Beachfront location with a special menu.

Beach and pool bar waiter service

Garden Theatre bar

Outdoor theatre showcasing films and shows.

A la carte dining

Fusion à la carte restaurant

This place serves up a selection of Asian dishes and it has panoramic views of the sea. One visit per stay included with your holiday.

Children's dining

Available from the Tasty corner.

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