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Grecotel Creta Palace

Crete, Missiria Near Rethymnon

Good for Couples
Child Friendly
Family Suites

Located on a pleasant stretch of sand and pebble beach, close to the lively town of Rethymnon, Grecotel Creta Palace is the perfect place for a luxury holiday break. A wide range of stylish bungalows and suites is dotted around the resort, providing a welcome escape from the heat of the sun. Families will love the family bungalows and suites with a second bedroom sporting colourful décor and furnishings, ideal for the little ones. Whilst children can enjoy the pool with waterslides, 'Little Chefs' cooking classes or the 'Tasty Corner' free all day mini buffet, grown ups will no doubt appreciate the 2,000m² of pure relaxation at the Elixir Beauty spa, a Blue Flag beach with waiter service or the large seawater swimming pool. A selection of fine dining experiences includes a seafood restaurant, themed restaurant with evening entertainment or a traditional coffee house. You can even visit the hotel's Agreco organic farm (15 minutes away), learn how to prepare tasty Cretan food and of course taste the fruits of your labour in the farm taverna. 


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



Added value

Room Discount

Save up to 15% discount for holidays between 13 - 27 October 2018 booked by 21 October 2018.

Famous Class Services

Book a Famous Class Palace Guest Room, Panoramic Sea View or a Famous Class Junior Bungalow Suite Seafront offer the ultimate in luxury for the most discerning guests. The designer interiors, private pools, waterfront villas and personalized services make a Famous Class holiday one in a million experience. Exclusive services for Famous Class guests include: Dining privileges, Famous Class dedicated offers, welcome and room offers and beach amenities, please call our trusted advisers for further assistance.

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` can be pre-booked with Sovereign at a cost of £45 per Adult (Child 7-12 years £22.50 and 1 - 6 years Free). Please call our trusted advisers for further assistance.
`Farmer for the Day` is arranged on Wednesdays from 11.00 am to 3.30 pm. Lunch and round trip transfers are included. All ages welcome. Prior confirmation is required by the guest locally with the Hotel reception to reconfirm space. (May not operate on the advertised day and time due to unforeseen circumstances)


Bars & Restaurants

Labyrinth, Atrium Restaurant

Located in the main building with an impressive atrium, Labyrinth serves a show cooking gourmet buffet breakfast with a Cretan corner, offering traditional products, as well as early continental breakfast from 5am. Dinner consists of five courses with a wide selection of hot and cold buffet dishes, salads and deserts.

Open for breakfast and dinner.

Guests on half board and full board can eat at this restaurant. Guests on half board may exchange dinner for lunch if they prefer. Guests on half board and full board can receive EUR11 credit towards dining in the a la carte restaurants (seasonal opening).


Located near the beach, this al fresco à la carte restaurant serves fresh seafood dishes during high season (weather dependent).

Open for dinner (seasonal)

Golden Dragon

Enjoy trendy Asian cuisine, featuring Eastern favourites with a modern twist.

Open for dinner.

King Minos

An open air restaurant hosting special themed evenings with live entertainment.

Open for dinner.

Coffee house

The hotel has a coffee house.

Lounge bar

There is a lounge bar within the hotel.

Agreco Farm

Agreco farm with cooking classes and traditional taverna (located around 15 minutes away)

Beach bar

The hotel has a beach bar.

Princess Ariadne

Enjoy drinks and light meals at the poolside brasserie, including Greek and international snacks, sandwiches and fresh salads. 

Zeus + Amalthia

A chic rooftop restaurant and bar offering finger food and designer cocktails.

Open for dinner

Beach and &

Swimming Pools

Seawater landscaped pool, Freshwater garden pool, Children's pool, Indoor pool with Jacuzzi®

For Families

Grecoland Kids Club

There is a kids club on site.

Spa & Wellness

Elixir Beauty Spa

Relax at the Elixir Beauty Spa featuring indoor pool with whirlpool and water cannon, saunas, open-air, treatment rooms and relaxation area, as well as a fitness room, beauty salon and a hairdressers.

About the location
The little town of Missiria is perched on a Blue Flag beach on Crete’s northern coast. Life here is all about that stretch of sand – park yourself by the sea for a fix of sunbathing, swimming and watersports. The seafront’s Greek tavernas provide cold lunchtime drinks and seafood suppers, while a line-up of shops, mini golf and sports can keep kids occupied. If your feet get itchy, Missiria is around four kilometres from the town of Rethymnon. Hop on a bus to explore its Venetian harbour, iconic fortress and picturesque old town. 
Transfer time
1 hour 5 minutes from Heraklion airport.
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Very nice, clean hotel with excellent service directly at he beach
marion f, Wiesbaden, Germany
Tripadvisor review Oct 11 2018
This hotel surprised us and overtook our expectations. The room had sea view and the bed was really good. The only noice you had was from the soun of the waves of the sea. Breakfast and dinner was...
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Outstanding Hotel and on the beach
Denis H, North Andover, United States
Tripadvisor review Oct 08 2018
Excellent one night stay, and we'll come back again for more nights. Also, incredible breakfast buffet - on of the very best I've ever seen. Our room was large and very comfortable. Our private...
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