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Grecotel Caramel Boutique

Crete, Adele Near Rethymnon

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Located on a fine stretch of sandy beach, just a short distance from Rethymnon's Venetian harbour, Grecotel Caramel Boutique Resort offers luxurious accommodation in a relaxed holiday atmosphere. Stylish suites and villas are elegantly decorated, offering a number of amenities, whilst the hotel has a choice of dining options including buffet and à la carte restaurants as well as an all day poolside brasserie. Families with children will appreciate the complimentary all-day kids buffet as well as the Grecokids club with a fun programme of activities and games. The large seawater swimming pool is great for cooling down and the lily-pad designer sun loungers are perfect for relaxing in the sun. The Elixir wellness centre with gym and an array of treatments is also on hand to complete the experience.


Hotel child prices apply to ages 2-13 years.

The hotel has 69 rooms.

Added value

Sovereign Experience

Play Greek Farmer for the Day at the Agreco Farm and learn just how it feels to make and eat home-made traditional Cretan food.

Get a ‘hands-on’ experience including:
• Making farmhouse bread and baking it in the wood-burning oven. Try it fresh from the oven, dipped in virgin olive oil.
• Visiting the wine press to taste organic wines and see where grapes are pressed by foot in the autumn.
• The raki `still` that produces Crete’s famous tsikoudia. 
• Picking vine leaves to make the famous Greek dolmadakia.  The Agreco cook makes wrapping the leaves look so easy – so see if you are as good!
• Pick vegetables from the organic gardens to enjoy later. 
• We won’t ask you to catch the hens, just collect their eggs to make village-style scrambled eggs.
• Milk the goats and help shear the sheep!  See how local cheese is made and taste the fresh milk. 
• Make Cretan cheese pies
• In the Farm square, visit the Chapel of St. Nicholas, watch the resident artist at work and pop into the Farm Shop to buy Agreco organic products to remind you of your day at the farm.
Afterwards, relax under the shady pergola with views over the olive groves down to the sea and enjoy a farmhouse lunch including the fruits of your labour.

`Farmer for the Day` is offered complimentary to Sovereign Guests per person once per stay, when staying 7 nights or more in a Luxury Bungalow Suite or Two Bedroom Beach Villa Seafront or Three Bedroom Luxury Villa or Four Bedroom Villa Seafront for holidays between 21 April - 28 October 2018 booked by 30 April 2018. 

`Farmer for the Day` is arranged on Wednesdays from 11.00 am to 3.30 pm. All ages welcome. Lunch and round trip transfers are included. Prior reservation with the Hotel reception is necessary. (May not operate due to unforeseen circumstances and no cash equivalent is offered)

Room Discount

Save up to 15% discount when staying in a Caramel Junior Suite or Family Suite Main House or Luxury Bungalow Suite or Open Plan Bungalow Suite or Open Plan Junior Suite Private Garden or Open Plan Junior Suite Sea View for holidays between  21 - 05 May booked by 30 April 2018.

Save up to 20% discount when staying in a Four Bedroom Villa Seafront or Three Bedroom Luxury Villa or Two Bedroom Beach Villa Sea Front for holidays between  21 - 05 May 2018 booked by 30 April 2018.


Bars & Restaurants

Agreco Organic Farm

Agreco Farm is located in Adele around 15 minutes away from the hotel. Guests can experience a delicious six course menu in the farm's Taverna. Ideal for families, on Wednesdays guests can try becoming a farmer for the day which includes picking vegetables, preparing dishes for their lunch and baking.Children aged between 6-12 can become junior farmers and there's also a mini zoo for everyone to enjoy.


The farm is open daily between 11:00 - 22:00

Caramel The Restaurant

Guests can enjoy show cooking, gourmet buffet for breakfast with a Cretan corner and dinner includes a selection of hot and cold local and international dishes.

Open for breakfast and dinner.

Guests on half board will dine in this restaurant.

Confetti Pool Lounges

Enjoy drinks and a choice of light lunches and snacks from the poolside brasserie throughout the day. 

Open all day

Guests on half board can swap their evening meal to have a set menu lunch at this restaurant, or receive a discount from the à la carte menu.

Gourmet à la carte Restaurant

Located by the pool, the gourmet restaurant serves fresh seafood and local specialities.

Open for dinner

Panther Piano Bar

Enjoy teas, coffees and cocktails at the Panther Piano Bar.

Beaches & Pools

Swimming Pool

Enjoy cooling off in the hotel's 700m² seawater swimming pool with Jacuzzi® and lily-pad sunken sun loungers complete with comfortable daybeds to relax on.

For Families

Grecoland Kids' Club

Children aged 3 - 12 years can enjoy complimentary use of the Grecoland Kids' Club.


Teenagers 13 years+ can enjoy watersports, activities and evening parties at Grecoteens between mid June and mid September

Spa & Wellness

Wellness Centre

Enjoy top-to-toe pampering at the wellness centre with a range of treatments available to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. There is also a gym on hand if guests wish to work out.

Transfer time

1 hour 5 minutes from Heraklion airport

It is also possible to book flights into Chania airport with a transfer time of 1 hour 10 mins. - please call the Travel Centre to book this option.

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Tripadvisor review Nov 07 2017
Again a review to the best hotel in Platanes Rethymno, stayed for a weekend for relaxation after a hard touristic season. Great Staff and great professionalism! My compliments to every one!! I will...
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Mixed feelings loved it but disappointed beautiful hotel spoilt by noise
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We have just come back from a 4 days break which I really needed. On arrival we were shown to a suite an open plan junior suite with large private garden and it was lovely, could not fault it. It...
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