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, 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 restaurants, bars and stunning new sea view accommodation are the hallmarks of this unique resort.

ADDRESS: Pigianos Kampos Rethymnon P.O. Box 27,
GR 74100, Rethymnon, Crete
PHONE: +30 28310 71102
EMAIL: [email protected]


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 eras 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 18 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 Villas are passionately private with their own pools and residential style living elegantly embellished with unique views and sounds of the sea. Yali Suites are featuring infinity beach & sea front sharing pools.

  • 264 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
  • New Swim up rooms with sharing pools and private pool beds


Fine dining overlooking the Cretan Riviera and menu with international flair! Savour the exceptional. Superb culinary adventures purely simple and incredibly fresh. A world of choices on the waterfront: 7 restaurants and ONE 24/7, a patisserie, chocolatier, premium brands, snacks and ice Bars, pool+beach service and not-to-tell Grecotel’s little luxuries.

  • The White fine dining offering a selection of menus degustation on a magnificent sea blue terrace (caters for guests over 14 years old)
  • Ventanas Il Mar All day Mediterranean Buffet Restaurant and Wine Cellar
  • Tavernaki, Greek a la carte Restaurant
  • Asia White, Asian a la carte Restaurant
  • Fico d'India by the pool Italian a la carte Restaurant & All Day Espresso Bar
  • Oriental Guest a la carte Restaurant
  • Pâtisserie & Chocolaterie
  • Creperie - Gelateria Juices & Smoothies Bar
  • Light Fare by the pool
  • One 24/7 Snack
  • Snacking during the day
  • Sunset Lounge Bar
  • "Long" Beach Bar
  • Petite Gastronomie - Tasty Corner, free kids dining
  • Unique Agreco Farm dining experience (transfer not included)
  • Special theme dinners during the week & Greek Club
  • In-Room Dining for quiet, private dining or a romantic dinner under the stars (at extra charge)


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 on arrival
  • Free kids dining all around the Resort
  • Heated pools in April & October for selected room types
  • Fitness & Activities
  • 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 20 pools: 

  • NEW Main Seawater Pool (343m²)
  • 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, 378m² on White Wing & 210m² on Palace Wing) for the exclusive use of the guests of the specific levels
  • 4 NEW Seawater Sharing Pools (130m² on Rethymno Wing, 400m² on Palace Wing, 195m² on Blue Wing with Garden View & 206m² on Blue Wing with Sea View)
  • 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: Veranda Full Moon & White Night -resort’s signature color- a poolside party spiced up with a professional show.

Sport & Fun: Water Polo, Table Tennis
Group Fun: Greek dance lessons, Darts, Board games, Boccia, Kids karaoke, Hiking

Extra charge: Watersports: Wet Bikes, Water-Skiing, 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 4-6 yrs. & 7-12 years, six days a week
GRECOTEENS: 13-17 yrs. from morning to night, there is plenty to keep teens occupied

  • Discovery Adventures
  • Grecotel Make-up Academy for teens
  • Play 'Farmer for the day' at Agreco Farm
  • 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 & 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 (at the nearby Creta Palace, 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
  • 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
  • Satellite TV
  • Pillow collection for selected rooms
  • Extra baby cot on request
  • In-room breakfast service on request (extra charge)
  • Room service 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
  • 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
  • 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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