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 of 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.

  • The White fine dining offering a selection of menus degustation on a magnificent sea blue terrace
  • Ventanas Il Mar All day Mediterranean Buffet Restaurant and Wine Cellar
  • Taverna Greek a la carte Restaurant
  • Fico d'India by the pool Italian a la carte Restaurant & All Day Espresso Bar
  • Divan Restaurant Fine Dining Oriental Restaurant
  • Asia White a la carte Restaurant
  • Pâtisserie & Chocolaterie
  • Creperie - Gelateria Juices & Smoothies Bar
  • 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
  • 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
  • Daily stocked mini bar (refreshments, juices, beers, water)
  • Tea & Coffee facilities
  • Wi-fi, Safe
  • Luxury amenities
  • Maid service twice per day
  • Soft drinks, draught beer and 150 Greek and International wine labels
  • Dining in all a la carte restaurants, pâtisserie & chocolaterie, creperie & gelateria
  • Beach towel service / ice towels
  • Free kids dining all around the Resort
  • Heated pools
  • Fitness & Activities
  • Hammam
  • Visit to Aqua Park "Kingdom of Poseidon" at the nearby Club Marine Palace & Suites. Transport not included.
  • Visit to Agreco Farm. Transport not included.


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: 

  • 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
  • 11 private pools (up to 24oC)
  • Beach service (free of charge)


Chill out in White Palace is bold & spectacular, full of music in live acts and super DJ shows. It’s dancing, it’s movies, it’s kid’s shows and family fun. Let yourself go with the famous White Palace parties: Hippie on the Beach, Veranda Full Moon & White Night -resort’s signature color- a poolside party spiced up with a professional show.

Fitness & Wellness: Cardio training, Fitness Studio, Aerial Yoga, Yoga, Aqua Gym, Stretching, Personal Training, Bikini Programme, Morning Walk, Zumba
Sport & Fun: 2 Astroturf Tennis courts, Water Polo, Snorkeling, Canoeing, Paddling, Pedaloes, Table Tennis, DVD library
Group Fun: Volleyball, Greek dance lessons, Darts, Board games, Mini Soccer, Boccia, Kids karaoke, Hiking

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

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 Valencia 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 cardio training equipment
  • Hammam, Private Massage Rooms, Nail Bar, Beauty Salon, Relaxation area, Changing rooms
  • Opening Hours 09:30 - 18:00 Daily except Sundays
  • Personalised treats: Special Facials, Body Treatments and Massages
  • 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 for you 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 of charge full WiFi coverage in all hotel areas and guest rooms
  • Cash dispenser at the hotel
  • Meeting room with technical equipment
  • 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
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check in/ check out service
  • Luggage transportation
  • Wake-Up Call service
  • Laptop or tablet use, pending availability
  • Satellite TV
  • Pillow collection
  • Extra baby cot on request
  • In-room breakfast service on request (extra charge)
  • Room service: 24 hours with extra charge
  • Early breakfast service, upon request
  • Lunch box service, upon request
  • Daily housekeeping included in the room rate
  • Daily towel change by request
  • Turn down service during the evening, upon request
  • Dry cleaning/ pressing service with extra charge
  • Clothes iron and ironing board on request
  • Trousers press with extra charge
  • Free transfers to/ from the airport and port
  • Valet parking
  • Hotel services guide in at least two languages
  • Postal Services - Express Courier Service
  • 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

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.


A world full of useful information and choices during your stay can be now discovered…

Enter into the NEW world of our Guest Portal and discover a plethora of activities, dining options, relaxing treatments, exclusive privileges and many more!

The Guest Portal presents all the provided services of the hotel and gives you the opportunity to use them properly. It’s a tool, from which you could receive any valuable piece of information concerning your stay inside & outside of the hotel.
To access the portal, just visit the website

Whether you are already in-house or have planned a future stay, you may:

  • Make online reservations for a la carte Restaurants
  • Make online reservations for treatments and unique services at the spa & wellness activities
  • Order online Room Service or Baby Food
  • Discover useful information about facilities, benefits, offers, weather forecasts, tips and advices before and during your stay
  • Organize your stay, plan your entertainment program and participate into the various events
  • Participate in all Hotel's activities: indoor & outdoor, kids activities, local experiences and more


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