Island life in the Greek islands and chic Mediterranean hideaways are the inspiration for this unique resort perched on the Cretan Riviera near Rethymno. Island Life: authentic, irreverent, easy going. The lifestyle of a traveler. White Palace’s landscaped exteriors, impressive entrance gallery and open air interiors have been lifted to fresh heights. Fantastic new restaurants, bars and stunning new sea view accommodation are the hallmarks this unique resort.

ADDRESS: Rethymnon P.O. Box 27,
GR 74100, Rethymnon, Crete
PHONE: +30 28310 71102


Rethymnon, the third largest town on Crete, is an intriguing mixture of old-world charm and lively Cretan life. The vivacious atmosphere of the old town is just the place for a stroll on long summer evenings. The different ears and influences on the town can be seen in the unusual architecture and buildings.

  • Built along the beach coastline on the Cretan Riviera near Rethymno
  • On a beautiful, sandy beach
  • Accessible by airplane by 2 international airports: “Nikos Kazantzakis” Heraklion Airport and “Ioannis Daskalogiannis” Chania Airport
  • Also accessible by ferry


White Palace welcomes you with an exciting collection of 15 different room types to choose from. Chic and light filled with vast sea view, with elegant rooms conceptualized “all in white” and representing the signature color and concept of the Resort.

YALI COLLECTION: an amazing ultra-luxury seafront suite collection simply named after the Greek word “yalos”, meaning seaside...  The Yali Suites are passionately private with their own pools and residential style living elegantly embellished with unique views and sounds of the sea.

  • 263 guestrooms, bungalows, suites & villas, most with sea views 
  • A wide range of family accommodation 
  • An amazing seafront suite & villas collection
  • Famous Class services at selected suites and villas offering the ultimate in luxury for our most demanding guests


Fine dining overlooking the Cretan Riviera and menu with international flair! White Palace welcomes you to its new fantastic restaurants & bars overhanging the Cretan Sea. The food is authentic and delicious, and the service is impeccable, but relaxed.

  • Ventanas Il Mar All day Mediterranean Buffet Restaurant and Wine Cellar
  • The White fine dining offering a selection of menus degustation on a magnificent sea blue terrace
  • Guest Restaurant Exotic Thai a la carte Restaurant & Bar
  • Fico d'India by the pool Italian a la carte Restaurant & Bar
  • Taverna Greek a la carte Restaurant
  • Asia White a la carte Restaurant & Bar
  • Creperie - Gelateria Juices & Smoothies Bar
  • Patisserie & Chocolaterie
  • Light Fare by the pool
  • One 24/7 Restaurant
  • Snacking during the day
  • Sunset Lounge Bar
  • Long Beach Bar
  • Garden Theatre Bar
  • Petite Gastronomie - Tasty Corner, free kids dining
  • Unique Agreco Farm dining experience
  • Special theme dinners during the week & Greek Club
  • In-Room Dining for quiet, private dining or a romantic dinner under the stars
  • Grecotel dine around offer
  • Lux me, all inclusive option


Grecotel Hotels & Resorts is excited to invite you to a refreshing and ultimate holiday concept which combines spectacular beachfront location with great design, personalized modern services, outstanding food and beverage selection, multiple activities and entertainment. LUXURY MADE EASY® is a concept born out of a vision for waterfront lifestyle and it visualizes “LUXE ALL-INCLUSIVE LIVING®” which simply becomes a part of your life. Irresistible!

What is included:
  • 24h WhatsApp Concierge
  • Free in-room amenities
  • Beach & Pool services
  • Kids & Family
  • Entertainment
  • Luxe all-in dining
  • Unlimited drinks
  • Fitness & Activities
  • Hippie Spa
  • Extra Services


The hotel lies on a 1.000m long sand and pebble coastline with changing cabins, showers, sun beds, beach towels and umbrellas free of charge. Blue Flag awarded beach.

The Resort boasts 17 pools, the deep blue heated one is for all guests use, the kid’s pool, 4 sharing heated pools for designated rooms and 11 private pools. 

  • Main Seawater Pool (407m2)
  • 1 Children’s Pool (seawater 78m2)
  • 1 Seafront Infinity Pool (seawater 480m2) for the exclusive use of the guests of the of the specific row on Rethymno Wing
  • 1 Seafront sharing pool (seawater 350m2) for the exclusive use of the guests of the "Yali" Suites on Blue Wing
  • 2 Sharing Pools (seawater, 225m2 on White Wing & 153m2 on Palace Wing) for the exclusive use of the guests of the specific levels
  • Beach service (free of charge)


Free of charge: 2 Tennis courts (Astroturf), Floodlit, Morning Gymnastics, Aqua Aerobics, Aerobics, Beach Volley, Table Tennis, Fitness Room, Pedaloes, Canoes, Mini Golf

Extra charge: Tennis coaching • Watersports: Windsurfing (license required), Wet Bikes, Water-Skiing, Snorkelling equipment, Banana, Parasailing • Scuba Diving (nearby) • Mountain Bike Centre: Bike Tours, Rental and Servicing (nearby) • Horse Riding (nearby, 3km)

Daytime activities: Gymnastics, Aerobics, Water Gym, Breathin & Relaxation Exercises, Pilates, Yoga, Sports: Table Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Tournaments, Darts and other events
Evening activities: Hotel Entertainment Shows, Professional External Shows, Folklore Dance Show, Live Band with Dancing, Cinema Nights, Classic Live Music, DJ Parties
Miscellaneous: Green Day, Blue Day and Discovering Day
Culinary Masterclasses: For food-lovers, a chance to live the experiences of gastromical tourism, while in a holiday by the beach. Courses showing the methods of preparation of traditional Greek & Cretan specialties. Available 15/7-15/8.

Selection of excursions & tours. Visit the Agreco Farm and the Adele Village nearby… 


A holiday for all! Children at White Palace enjoy a dedicated holiday programme so the adults can relax. 

  • Child-friendly Blue Flag beach

GRECOBABY: The solution to travelling with babies & tots!
GRECOLAND CLUB: For children 3-6 yrs. & 7-12 years, six days a week
GRECOTEENS: 13-17 yrs. from morning to night, there is plenty to keep teens occupied

  • NEW Arsenal Soccer School & Discovery Adventures
  • Grecotel Make-up Academy for teens
  • Play 'Farmer for the day' at Agreco Farm
  • NEW summer multi- activities camp at nearby resorts
  • Grecoland parties & birthday celebrations
  • Tasty Corner – free kids dining
  • Sports activities including the best water-skiing school in Greece, tennis & diving
  • Babysitting (on request, at extra charge)
  • Kids menus in a la carte restaurants
  • Family accommodation
  • Pediatrician doctor on call (extra charge)
  • Shows & disco for all the Family
  • Early children’s dinners
  • Infant food (to order in restaurants or at the hotel shops)
  • High chairs in all restaurants
  • Spacious gardens
  • A range of baby products in hotel shops


A sanctuary for the senses, the Hippie Spa, is located in the Pool area.

  • Fitness room with Technogym fitness equipment
  • Spa Suites, Nail Bar, Sauna, Private Massage Rooms, Relaxation area, Beauty Salon, Changing rooms
  • Opening Hours 09:00 - 18:00 Daily except Sundays 
  • Ayurveda: Customised luxurious treatments performed by Indian therapists, available at Grecotels nearby (transfer at extra charge).


Romance on the seafront and Under the Stars... White Palace will organise a special ceremony to exchange vows of eternal love or renew your promises as a couple. It is so simple to organize an informal ceremony, choose the date, the venue and the details, there is no paperwork required.

  • Amazing seaside weddings with views on the best sunsets on Crete
  • New concept of luxury living: waterfront “Yali” suites and ultimate villas
  • Exclusive weddings & honeymoon packages


  • Hotel Shop-Boutique
  • Jewellery shop
  • Garden Open theatre & cinema
  • Internet corner
  • Free WI‐FI Internet in all hotel areas and guest rooms
  • Cash dispenser at the hotel
  • Meeting room with technical equipment
  • DVDs & Wifi
  • Animals are not permitted in the hotel


  • Guest Relations & Privilege Club services
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Reception/Concierge services include: Messages, Car Rental / Excursions, Airline information, Porter
  • Money: All major credit cards are accepted, Money exchange at reception, nearest bank/Auto bank, 9km, cash dispenser at the hotel
  • Medical Services: 24hr Medical cover, doctor on call (extra charge), chemist 2km, hospital 9km
  • Room service 07:00 - 23:00
  • Postal Services - Express Courier Service
  • Dry cleaning-laundry (extra charge)

White Palace Famous Class Services
The Famous Class suites and villas offer the ultimate in luxury for our most demanding guests. Famous Class is simply like travelling "first class" at a resort hotel.


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