On a quick note, we recommend you start your research for hotels in the Old Town. If you are looking for a beach resort with clear blue waters, then Bali is ideal. Agia Galini is a quaint settlement on the south coast, ideal for someone who wants to relax and unwind.

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OUR SELECTION OF HOTELS

We have hand-picked the best hotels in Rethymno and marked our favorite ones with a .
Use the filters to narrow down your accommodation search by location, type (luxury, near the beach, and family hotel options).

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Atermono Boutique

Platanes $$$
HotelLuxury

A swimming pool and a spa center can be found among other luxurious facilities at Atermono Boutique Resort & Spa, a beachfront hotel with a relaxing atmosphere in Platanes. The hotel provides rooms and suites with various amenities, and depending on your choice a private pool may be available.

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Nautilux

Town $$$
Hotel SuitesLuxury

Nautilux is a luxurious five-star hotel that showcases rooms and suites with modern furnishing, refreshing pools, all-inclusive restaurant facilities, a full-fledged spa, and access to the nearby Rethymnon Beach.

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Jasmine Holiday Villa

Episkopi $$-$$$
Villas 

Offering a luxurious environment with traditional undertones from your accommodation in the village Episkopi, Jasmine Holiday Villa is housed in a 19th-century building. The villa is located less than 1 km away from the beach of Kavros and it is ideal for relaxing accommodation.

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Thalassa Boutique

Town $$-$$$
Hotel Suites4 stars

Thalassa Boutique Hotel is a four-star seafront hotel offering suites with luxurious interiors, sea-facing balconies, comfortable furnishing, a stunning swimming pool, and a Cretan restaurant.

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Blue Bay Lifestyle

Bali $$-$$$
Hotel3 stars

The seafront Blue Bay Lifestyle hotel allows you to spend your vacation gazing at the turquoise sea in Bali village. The hotel features a swimming pool and in addition to its great views of the surroundings, it offers spacious rooms and suites that have an inviting atmosphere and a modern design.

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The Syntopia - Adults Only

Adelianos Kampos $$-$$$
Hotel4 stars

Boasting a convenient location a few minutes away from the beach, The Syntopia Hotel provides luxurious facilities with a modern design for your accommodation. Featuring a large swimming pool with a bar and a restaurant, the hotel has everything required for an amazing vacation near Rethymno city.

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Astoria

Agia Galini $$
Hotel2 stars

Located at a short distance from the beach of Agia Galini, Astoria Hotel allows you to spend time in a relaxing environment with amazing sea views. Offering well-equipped rooms, suites, and studios, the hotel has a friendly ambience and excellent facilities. Breakfast is available as well.

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Casa Moazzo

Town $$
Studios Suites Junior Suites4 keys

Casa Moazzo Suites is a collection of ten suite rooms in the heart of Rethymnon, with quality beds, stone-built designs, an in-house bar, a deluxe daily breakfast, and a view over the town.

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Casa Vitae

Town $$
Villas4 keys

Casa Vitae Villas is a set of three marvelous villas in Rethymnon Town, each with a full kitchen, luxurious amenities, cozy furnishing, a private pool, and intriguing interior designs.

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Creta Palace

Town $$$
Hotel Bungalows Rooms Suites Junior Suites Family RoomsLuxury

Grecotel Creta Palace, east of Rethymnon Town, is an upmarket, five-star hotel with shared and private pools, in-house restaurants and bars, spa amenities, a gym, and immediate access to the sea waters.

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Evgoro

Agia Galini $$-$$$
Suites4 keys

Featuring swimming pools with sea views, Evgoro Luxury Suites offers villas with a romantic atmosphere and an excellent location near Agia Galini. The hotel is ideal for guests seeking a private and peaceful place for their accommodation, with numerous amenities and convenient services.

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Minos Mare Royal

Platanias $$$
Hotel Rooms SuitesLuxury

Minos Mare Royal is a high-quality hotel in the area of Platanias with deluxe suite rooms, private jacuzzi tubs, a mesmerizing swimming pool, two in-house restaurants, bar spots with upscale drinks, and quick access to the waters of the Cretan Sea.

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Mythos

Town $$-$$$
Hotel Apartments Suites Junior Suites4 stars

Mythos Suites Boutique Hotel is an excellent choice for a stay in Rethymno Town, featuring suites, studio rooms, and apartments with beautiful interior designs, a shared swimming pool, a breakfast room, and quality bedding.

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Palazzo Rimondi

Town $$$
Hotel Rooms Maisonettes Suites4 stars

Rimondi Boutique Hotel is a four-star establishment in Rethymno Town housing rooms and suites with all in-room necessities, gorgeous swimming pools, a restaurant, a poolside bar, and units with private hot tubs.

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Veranda Rossa

Town $$
Suites 

Featuring private balconies and a shared swimming pool, Veranda Rossa Suites offers you the opportunity to stay in a charming environment in the old port of Rethymno. The studios and apartments available at the complex are spacious, fully equipped, and family-friendly.

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Dalabelos Estate

Geropotamos $$-$$$
Hotel Apartments Villas3 stars

Dalabelos Estate, on the foot of Mount Ida, is a wellness retreat that provides its guests with an eco-friendly yet luxurious experience. It consists of three types of cottages and boasts a large overflow pool. The main focus of the establishment's philosophy is the farm and the familiarization of ...

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Aquila Rithymna Beach

Adelianos Kampos $$$
Hotel Villas Bungalows Rooms MaisonettesLuxury

Right in the center of Adelianos Kampos, the five-star Aquila Rithymna Beach offers luxurious rooms with relaxing furniture, comfortable beds, and well-equipped bathrooms, as well as a tennis court, spa amenities, and a multitude of pools.

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Antica Dimora

Town $$
Suites Junior Suites3 keys

The classy Antica Dimora Suites in Old Rethymno Town feature units with traditional designs, luxurious private bathrooms, and cozy private balconies, as well as baggage storage, safety deposit boxes for every room, an elevator, a daily continental breakfast, and a beautiful rooftop pool.

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Bali Star

Bali $$-$$$
Hotel3 stars

The modern facilities of Bali Star Resort Hotel can be found within a short walking distance from the golden seashore of Bali. Offering private or shared swimming pools, the hotel guarantees an unforgettable experience of accommodation, ensuring privacy and tranquility in one of the most beautiful ...

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Civitas

Town $$-$$$
Hotel Rooms Suites4 stars

Civitas Suites Hotel in Rethymno's Town is a four-star establishment with unique, boutique-style rooms. All rooms host comfortable furniture, beautiful decorations, coffee-making facilities, a modern bathroom, sufficient air-conditioning, and access to a shared lobby.

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Dyo

Town $$$
Suites4 keys

Boasting a seafront location near the old port of Rethymno, Dyo Suites provides access to the beach while offering a modern setting for your accommodation. The suites have been designed for a luxurious stay and they are equipped with jacuzzis, along with other amazing features.

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WHERE TO STAY? FIND THE BEST LOCATIONS

Below, you will discover more information about the best locations to stay in Rethymno.

RETHYMNO TOWN

Our recommendations:
Palazzo RimondiThalassa BoutiqueVeranda RossaCasa VitaeCasa MoazzoCreta PalaceMythos Suites Hotel

The picturesque Rethymno Town is full of lovely boutique hotels, as well as budget accommodation facilities.
This is the best place for a central location, combining a beautiful traditional setting with the convenience of having numerous facilities and landmarks within a short distance.
With Rethymno as your starting point, you will be able to access other areas easily, including beaches, villages, and towns around the region.
A long sandy beach is also located close to the center of Rethymno Town, in the coastal part of the city.
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BALI

Our recommendations:
Blue Bay Lifestyle

Bali is one of the most popular seaside resorts in this region.
It is located 30 km east of Rethymno Town and 43 km west of Heraklion Town. The National Road connects these two locations to each other via Bali, making it easy to reach from different locations and a common meeting point.
Bali is a tourism-oriented settlement, with excellent hotels very close to the beach and a lively beachfront environment.
It consists of 4 different coves in total: Livadi beach, Varkotopos beach, Limani Beach and Karavostasis beach, which are all particularly known for their crystal clear waters.
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AGIA GALINI

Our recommendations:
Astoria HotelEvgoro Luxury Suites

Agia Galini is a lovely coastal settlement, known for its beautiful beach and friendly atmosphere.
The village offers an authentic and calm environment for your accommodation in small, family-owned hotels.
Its location on the southern side of Crete is considered quite remote, which can be a good thing if you prefer avoiding touristy places.
As long as you have a car, you can visit other beautiful locations from there, including but not limited to Preveli, Matala, Agios Pavlos and Triopetra.
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RETHYMNO, A REGION WITH A PLETHORA OF OPTIONS

Crete is one of the most touristically developed places to visit in Greece! It is considerably large for an island and it is divided into 4 prefectures. Rethymno city is the capital of Rethymnon prefecture, between Chania and Heraklion. It is full of amazing towns and villages to explore.
Rethymno can mostly be reached via Chania International Airport (73 km) and Heraklion International Airport (86 km), as well as the ports of these cities.

Although Chania and Heraklion are greatly dependent on tourism, Rethymno has managed to keep the balance between authentic local life and the growing tourist industry.
The beaches on its northern coastline are the most developed ones, while its southern coast maintains a low profile.

For your accommodation, you will find both all-inclusive resorts and smaller boutique hotels or rooms for a moderate price, as well as budget options.
Another important thing to consider when looking for a hotel is the location. For instance, beachfront hotels guarantee easy access to the beach and amazing views.
Some of the best places for seaside vacations are Bali, Panormos, Gerani and Adelianos Kampos. They also make an excellent base for trips to the north.

Another thing to keep in mind is whether you would benefit more from a central location. Many beautiful sites, beaches and villages can only be reached by car.
Rethymno Town is the ideal place for central accommodation, with boutique units, lively neighborhoods, restaurants and shops. Luxury hotels in this area are mostly found at the suburbs or the coast.

Most locations in Crete are family-friendly and the hotel units always offer the relevant facilities.
For a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, consider picking one of the authentic fishing villages of the south, such as Agia Galini and Plakias.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

When should I book my hotel?

Rethymno is visited by thousands of tourists every year so booking your hotel early is recommended. Especially if you are travelling during the high season (June- August) and want to stay in a convenient location, it is safer to have completed your reservation 4-5 months in advance.

When is the best time to visit?

Crete in general is almost a year-round destination since the winter is mild. Nevertheless, the tourist season in Rethymno when most restaurants and hotels are open starts in mid-April and finishes in early November. July- September are the busiest months on the island.

Where should I book my hotel?

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We have hand-picked the best hotels on the island and have included them and presented them on our website. By clicking the “Book online” button, you will either, in case of affiliate links*, be redirected to Booking.com and booking.com will handle your reservation or in case of sponsored links, you will be redirected to the official hotel website, where the hotel will handle the reservation. In both cases, there is no extra fee charged to you for this. *Booking.com pays a small commission to us for every booking which helps us to continue our qualitative work and provide you with the best possible information.

Is there another way to make a hotel reservation?

You can contact the hotel by phone or mail. In some cases, you might find some cheaper rates but it is not recommended.

Will I find last-minute availability?

Don’t wait until the last minute to book your lodging if you are travelling from July to September. Rethymno is a popular destination and hotels get sold out quickly. Booking your stay 4-5 months in advance is safe.

How many days should I spend there?

If you are staying in Rethymno and want to make tours in different parts of Crete, 1-2 weeks is ideal. If you just want to visit Rethymno and some other nearby destinations, you can limit your stay to 5-7 days.

What types of accommodation are available?

You can basically find all kind of types. More specifically there are boutique hotels, rooms to let, bnbs, luxury hotels and suites.

Is accommodation expensive?

It depends on the period and the type of hotel. Lower rates are found during April- May and October- November. Higher rates are found during the summer months. Also, it depends on the location.

How much does accommodation cost?

It depends on many factors. An average estimation without including luxury options, for 2 persons would be around 100-130 euros/per night in high season.

Where is the best place to stay if you are travelling on a budget?

You can find cheap accommodation options (70 euros) in the town of Rethymno.

Where is the best place to stay for a family with children?

Rethymno is a family-friendly destination. Any hotel with family rooms and close to a beach is ideal for travelling with kids.

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