Creta Palace, Grecotel Luxury Beach Resort

Crete, Missiria Near Rethymnon

Good for Couples Child Friendly Family Suites
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  • Visit a local farm and learn to make delicious Cretan dishes from their produce
  • Ideal for families, with extensive children’s facilities and entertainment
  • Leave the luxurious Elixir spa feeling pampered, with face and body treatments and whirlpools
  • Say goodbye to beach hair with an onsite beauty salon and hairdresser

With plenty to please families and couples alike, the Creta Palace, Grecotel Luxury Beach Resort is a versatile holiday choice. Set on a stretch of sand and pebble beach in the picturesque town of Missiria it’s also conveniently located for visiting the livelier Rethymnon, which is just 4km away.

When it comes to room choices there really is something for everyone, from single occupancy choices to large suites. Families will love the bungalow options which can accommodate up to three children and are decorated in a bright but stylish fashion. There’s also a special pool with waterslides, children’s cookery classes and an all-day free mini buffet to keep little ones entertained. For adults a visit to the Elixir spa will leave you feeling relaxed and revived, while everyone will enjoy the Blue Flag beach and array of varied dining options.

For an extra special adventure take a trip to the hotel’s organic farm, which is a short 15 minute drive away. Here you can learn how to make a variety of Cretan dishes before enjoying your creations in the onsite taverna.

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2–11 years. The hotel has 335 rooms. 


Bars & Restaurants

Labyrinth, Atrium Restaurant

Offering buffet breakfasts and dinners, you’ll find a huge array of tempting choices with a traditional Cretan corner for local delicacies.

Open: For breakfast, lunch and dinner



Enjoy fine dining and beautiful views at this open air à la carte restaurant. Fresh seafood is the speciality.

Open: For dinner (weather dependant) 

Reservation required. Guests receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant.

Golden Dragon

Treat yourself to a mouth-watering modern Asian menu at the Golden Dragon restaurant. 

Open: For dinner 

Reservation required. Guests receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant.

Zeus & Amalthia

This stylish rooftop restaurant and bar serves finger food and delicious cocktails, made for a sophisticated night out.

Open: For dinner

Reservation required. Guests receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant.

Princess Ariadne

This laid-back poolside brasserie serves a selection of light meals, snacks and drinks all day.

Open: For lunch and dinner

Reservation required. Guests receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant.

Coffee house

Get your caffeine hit in style at the Grecotel Creta Palace’s onsite coffee house.

Lounge bar

Relax before dinner with a tasty aperitif or round the night off with a decadent digestif.

Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools

Choose from a selection of three different swimming pools during your stay. The choice includes a landscaped seawater pool, freshwater children’s pool and indoor pool with Jacuzzi. 

For Families


Children can spend their days taking in part in fun activities and making new friends at the Grecoland Kids’ Club. Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, treasure hunts, and even gardening.

Ages: 4–6 years


Perfect for children who aren’t quite teens yet, there are plenty of activities to keep little ones entertained. Options include discos, sports, water sports, crafts, and lots more.

Ages: 7–12 years


Ideal for teenagers who want to make new friends and enjoy age appropriate activities, the daily programmes include beach volleyball, basketball, hip hop dancing, discos, and more. 

Ages: 13+

Spa & Wellness

Elixir Beauty Spa

Indulge in a range of facial and body treatments and enjoy the facilities including indoor pool with hydromassage and water-cannon, whirlpool, a sauna and open air treatment rooms. 

Activities & Entertainment

Agreco Farm

Visit the hotel’s farm to learn about local produce and enjoy a Cretan cooking lesson.

About the location

Creta Palace, Grecotel Luxury Beach Resort is on a long stretch of golden sands along Crete’s north coast. It’s close to the historic town of Rethymnon, in the tranquil village of Missiria. The village’s main attraction is its Blue Flag beach, which is lapped by crystal clear waters and is home to loungers, sun beds, and bars and restaurants. Spend the day immersing yourself in the serenity of the resort or trying watersports, before heading to one of the seaside tavernas for a delicious lunch.

For culture, restaurants and bars head into nearby Rethymnon. Here you’ll find Venetian architecture, street side cafés, a selection of bars, and a picturesque harbour. Plus, there are ancient mosques and churches in the old town, and a historic fortress. 

Transfer time

Creta Palace, Grecotel Luxury Beach Resort is a 50-minute drive from Crete Chania Airport. 
Single Room

Max 1 adult

All Single Rooms feature a balcony.


Double Room Sea View

Max 2 adults

Double Rooms Sea View are elegantly decorated in gold, silver and ivory shades. They are located in the main building and feature a double bedroom with an additional sofa bed for a child and a balcony or terrace with sea views.


Bungalow Garden View

Max 3 adults

Bungalows Garden View are located in the garden area on the ground or first floor. They feature a double bed, open plan living area with a sofa bed for a child and a balcony or terrace with garden views.


Bungalow Side Sea View

Max 3 adults

Bungalow Side Sea View rooms feature a lounge area and private balcony or terrace. They are located on the first floor.


Family Bungalow Garden View

Max 2 adults, 2 children

Family Bungalows are located in the fragrant multi-coloured gardens on the first or ground floor. They feature a master bedroom and a lounge area separated by a sliding door, with two large sofa beds, ideal for children. The bathroom features a bathtub and a separate shower.


Deluxe Family Bungalow Garden View

Max 3 adults, 2 children

Deluxe Family Bungalows are located in the garden area on the first floor with a garden view. Ideal for larger families, these bungalows feature a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and an open plan lounge area, a second bedroom for up to three with an additional bathroom and a balcony with comfortable outdoor furniture.

*Ground floor rooms are available on request, with extra charge. 

53 - 60m²

Junior Bungalow Suite Seafront

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Junior Bungalow Suites Seafront are located on ground or first floor on the beachfront with direct sea views. They consist of a bedroom with a king size bed, an open plan lounge area and an outdoor terrace.


Palace Guest Room Panoramic Sea View

Max 2 adults

Palace Guest Rooms Panoramic Sea View are located in the main building. These rooms feature a spacious double bedroom with an open plan living area, marble bathroom and a furnished veranda. Making the most of its penthouse setting, these rooms offer amazing panoramic sea views.


Half Board

Guests can enjoy a large variety of breakfast options, ranging from American buffets to exclusive a la carte options and local specialties. Lunch (in exchange for dinner) can be enjoyed in the main buffet restaurant at ­no extra charge or "Brasserie" restaurant with a credit allowance. Dinner is served in the main buffet restaurant ­at no extra charge or a choice of all à la carte restaurants with a credit allowance, reservation required.

Comfort ALL-IN Package

This upgraded dining option includes breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as selected drinks served with meals and snacks throughout the day.

Complimentary drinks are served during the day from 10:00 to 18:00 in the Beach Bar Caretta-Caretta and in the pool area. From 18:00 to 01:00 drinks are served in the Talos Lobby Bar and in the King Minos amphitheatre during the evening shows.

The guests with a total of 7 nights or more are offered one complimentary set menu dinner at one of the two a la carte restaurants (Barbarossa Fish Restaurant or Golden Dragon Sushi and Steak). Any additional meals at the a la carte restaurants will be chargeable, with a per person credit deducted from the bill. 

Guests are recommended to make reservations at the a la carte restaurants 1-2 days in advance. Prior to arrival this can be requested with your Personal Travel Planner, and once in resort this can be arranged directly with the hotel. 

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Tripadvisor review Dec 04 2023
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